Corporate Crime Under Attack

The Fight to Criminalize Business Violence


  • Francis Cullen
  • Gray Cavender
  • William Maakestad
  • Michael Benson

In exploring the criminalization of corporations, this book uses the landmark "Ford Pinto case" as a centerpiece for exploring corporate violence and the long effort to bring such harm within the reach of the criminal law. Corporations that illegally endanger human life now must negotiate the surveillance of government regulators and risk civil suits from injured parties seeking financial compensation. They also may be charged with criminal offenses and their officials sent to prison.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2006
  • ISBN: 978-1-59345-955-0

Table of Contents

Part I: Corporate Crime Under Attack

1. The Criminalization of Corporate Violence

2. Corporate Criminal Liability: From Immunity to Culpability

3. The Movement Against White-Collar Crime

Part II: The Ford Pinto Case

4. Assessing Blame

5. Getting to Trial: The Obstacle Course Begins

6. Trying Ford

Part III: The Fight to Criminalize Business Violence

7. Beyond the Ford Pinto Case: The Legacy of Criminalization

8. Prosecuting Corporate Crime in the Twenty-First Century