Friday, May 6, 2016
Rena I. Steinzor (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Is Increased Criminal Liability for Regulatory Offenses Justified? (Environmental Forum, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 32-41) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Criminal prosecution for major regulatory offenses, for a while the norm and then the exception, is once again on the rise. Government officials, facing dwindling enforcement budgets, are hauling malfeasant corporations and their executives into court to face charges. Will new legislation undermine their efforts?