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Corporation in Criminology - New Directions for Research

NCJ Number
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Volume: 22 Issue: 1 Dated: (February 1985) Pages: 83-94
R A Farrell; V L Swigert
Date Published
12 pages
Beginning with the work of Edwin Sutherland, contributions to the study of corporate crime have been prescriptive in orientation.
Such a value stance, it is argued, has clouded empirical investigation of the issue. This article suggests an alternative approach, one oriented toward a definitional perspective on crime. Within this framework, attention may be shifted to empirically neutral questions regarding the causes and processes of changing conceptions of corporate liability. (Author abstract)