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Criminal LawText, Cases, and Materials

Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (9th edn)

Jonathan Herring
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date: 29 March 2023

p. 76513. The Criminal Liability of Corporationslocked

p. 76513. The Criminal Liability of Corporationslocked

  • Jonathan HerringJonathan HerringProfessor of Law, Exeter College, Oxford


This chapter begins with a discussion of the law on corporate criminality, covering the difficulty in convicting companies of crimes; corporate killing; and vicarious liability. The second part of the chapter focuses on theoretical issues in corporate liability, covering the reality of corporate crime; the clamour for corporate liability; whether a company should be guilty of a crime; and what form corporate crime should take.

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