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From Gilded Age railroad scandals to the muckraking interval and from the rate reductions and mortgage debacle to company fallout in the course of the fresh monetary meltdown, a few contributors and firms have selected to take the low highway to accomplish "the American dream." whereas those offenders all through smooth historical past could have lacked ethics, morals, or logic, they definitely weren't short of by way of creativity.White-Collar and company Crime: A Documentary and Reference advisor strains the attention-grabbing background of white-collar and company felony habit from the 1800s during the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank monetary reform degree. writer Gilbert Geis scrutinizes greater than a century of episodes related to company corruption and different self-serving behaviors that violate antitrust legislation, bribery statutes, and fraud legislation. a number of the makes an attempt made by way of experts to rein in greed and the equipment hired by means of wrongdoers to stay away from those controls also are mentioned and evaluated.

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Several of Nixon’s aides were given prison terms, including Attorney General John Mitchell, and the president resigned in 1974 while facing an imminent threat of impeachment. FURTHER READINGS Friedrichs, David. (1992). ” Journal of Human Justice 32:5–21. Geis, Gilbert. (1991). ), White-Collar Crime Reconsidered (pp. 31–52). Boston: Northeastern University Press. Geis, Gilbert, and Colin Goff. (1994). ” In Edwin H. Sutherland, White Collar Crime: The Uncut Version (pp. ix–xxxiii). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Auto industry generally. There are plenty of similar stories about other cars made by other companies. But this case is the worst of them all. Mother Jones had studied hundreds of reports and documents on rear-end collisions involving Pintos. These reports conclusively reveal that if you ram into that Pinto you were following at over 30 miles per hour, the rear end of the car would buckle like an accordion, right up to the back seat. The tube leading to the gas tank cap would be ripped away from the tank itself and gas would immediately begin sloshing onto the road around the car.

Shall also be held to be a misdemeanor committed by such corporation and upon conviction thereof it shall be held to like penalties as are prescribed in such acts . . It is contended that these provisions of the law are unconstitutional because Congress has no authority to impute to a corporation the commission of criminal offenses, or to subject a corporation to criminal prosecution by reason of the things charged. The argument is that to thus punish a corporation is in reality to punish the innocent stockholders, and to deprive them of their property without opportunity to be heard, consequently without due process of law.

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