Today corporate liability may exist for the violation

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Unformatted text preview: iminal intent. Today, 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 lassification ala in se — wrongs in themselves or morally wrong, such as murder. ala prohibita — not morally wrong but declared ala 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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