Corporations, Crime and Accountability (Theories of by Brent Fisse

By Brent Fisse

This e-book explains why responsibility for company crime is never imposed lower than the current legislation, and proposes recommendations that might support to increase accountability to quite a lot of actors. The authors strengthen an responsibility version below which the courts and firms interact by way of having the legislation harness the inner disciplinary platforms of organisations. during this approach responsibility will be completed throughout a much wider entrance than could rather be attainable.

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Giddens takes issue with Popper's methodological individualism, correctly in our view: see Popper, II The Open Society and Its Enemies, 98. Giddens argues persuasively, in our view, in Central Problems in Social Theory, 95, that Popper's claim only seems a truism if we understand 'individual' to mean something like 'human organism'. 22 For example, an investor may sell in anticipation of reduced profits and thereby defeat a causal law that reduced profits will be followed by a fall in share price.

31 If responsibility is conceived as a metaphysical concept, then the intrinsic features of responsible entities assume special importance. , 69, where Geertz also comments on the 'familiar trajectory' of 'the hermeneutic circle'. See further Coleman, Individual Interests and Collective Action, 266. Walt, Laufer and Schlegel in 'Corporations, Persons and Corporate Criminal Liability' suggest that the issue is whether successful predictive or explanatory theories make ineliminable reference to corporations.

Nor was the Commission prepared to blame the personnel in the flight operations centre. Rather, condemnation was directed at 'the incompetent administrative airline procedures 34 See further French, Collective and Corporate Responsibility, French, 'Types of Collectivities and Blame', 166; Lucas, The Principles of Politics, 281; Donaldson, Corporations and Morality; Dworkin, Law's Empire, 168—75; S. Cohen, 'Human Rights and Crimes of the State'. But see Dan-Cohen, Rights, Persons, and Organizations, chs 2-3 (corporations analysed not as moral agents but as 'intelligent machines'); Velasquez, 'Why Corporations Are Not Morally Responsible for Anything They Do'.

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