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Just deserts for corporate criminals

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Published by Northeastern University Press in Boston .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States


  • Criminal liability of juristic persons -- United States.,
  • Corporation law -- United States -- Criminal provisions.,
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementKip Schlegel.
LC ClassificationsKF9236.5 .S35 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1871641M
ISBN 101555530761
LC Control Number90031207

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