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Corporate crime in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 5

Peter Grabosky and John Braithwaite
ISBN 0 642 11867 1 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology June 1987


The authors define corporate crime and outline ten major areas of corporate conduct which may breach the law: companies and securities offences; taxation; occupational health and safety; environmental offences; consumer affairs; restrictive trade practices; food standards; prudential regulation; economic offences against employees; and discriminatory practices. Other topics covered include the inadequacy of statistics on corporate crime; the varieties of governmental response; and key issues in corporate crime control.