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Why is it so hard to stop corporate crime?

In the eight years since the collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market precipitated the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, authorities have gone after business misconduct with unprecedented vigor. But despite public pressure and ever-expanding tools and powers to go after corporate wrongdoing, in most cases, the company pays a large fine and promises to clean up its act while top executives escape punishment.

Duke Law Magazine, "The endless cycle of corporate crime and why it’s so hard to stop "

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  • Nita A. Farahany
    Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy

    Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics. She is the Director of Duke Science & Society, the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and a Professor of Law & Philosophy.