WHITE-COLLAR AND corporate crime cases may be prosecuted one of four ways—through criminal prosecutions, civil prosecutions, qui tam lawsuits, or administrative hearings. The prosecution stage refers to the strategies used to determine whether offenders are culpable. Tied into the prosecutions are the sanctions to be administered to those who are found guilty or liable.

Criminal Prosecutions

In the past, criminal prosecutions of white-collar crime cases were rare. However, more currently, a growing number of white-collar and corporate crime cases are being prosecuted by criminal justice officials. While most of these prosecutions are done at the federal level, some are done by local prosecutors. Regardless of where criminal prosecutions occur, a number of issues arise that must be addressed by prosecutors in white-collar crime cases. In Crime in ...

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