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corporate liability may exist for the violation of a statute that
imposes liability without fault or when a high corporate officer or
the board of directors perpetrates the offense. Enron???
Madoff? Stanford Group?
f course, corporations are punished for crimes by fines rather
than imprisonment. Nonetheless, individuals affiliated with the
corporation who bear responsibility for a criminal act may face
either fines or imprisonment, or both. lassification
ala in se — wrongs in themselves or morally
wrong, such as murder.
ala prohibita — not morally wrong but declared
wrongful by law, such as the failure to drive on
the right side of the road. Chapter 6
Chapter Guilty or not guilty in a criminal case Liable or not liable in civil case Different burdens of proof and evidence rules
O.J. Simpson and Hattori examples Chapter 6
Chapter Felonies and Misdemeanors A felony is a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year at hard labor. A misdemeanor, on the other hand, is usually pu...
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- Spring '08
- Business Law, criminal law