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Reintegrative Shaming in Corporate Sentencing

Barnard, Jayne W
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Southern California Law Review. 79:959-1007.

The Organizational Sentencing Guidelines were intended to be an organic
document to be altered as experience suggests additional ways in
which sentencing procedures could be more effective in minimizing criminal
activities.201 This Article proposes an amendment to the Guidelines,
designed (1) to increase the likelihood of corporate self-reporting of crimes
and cooperation with investigators in determining the scope and extent of a
corporation’s crime, and (2) to increase the likelihood that corporations—
especially public ones—will be more attentive to legal compliance values,
and more assiduous in establishing internal compliance programs. Both of
these objectives are salutary and achievable. (excerpt)


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