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Expanding criminal sanctions for corporate crimes-deprivation of right to work and cancellation of education qualifications
journal contributionposted on 2003-02-01, 00:00 authored by Mirko Bagaric, Jean Du PlessisJean Du Plessis
Fines are the standard sanctions employed by most Western countries when a corporation has been convicted of a crime. However, some offences committed by corporations are too serious to be dealt with by way of a fine. There is a need to consider other sanctions that can be invoked in order to deter corporate crime. In this article, it is suggested that the focus should be on criminal sanctions against the natural persons who can potentially commit crimes on behalf of a corporation. New sentencing options against those who can potentially commit crimes on behalf of a corporation should include the annulment or suspension of an offender's academic qualifications and the making of orders preventing an offender from working or being enrolled in an educational or vocational pursuit.