In an indictment of a system which permits corporations - literally - to get away with what would be deemed criminal in a non-corporate setting, Professor Glasbeek examines a number of theories that apologize for and purportedly explain this phenomenon. He presents a compelling argument that corporate decision makers and controlling shareholders are exempted from culpability because they are members of or closely associated with the ruling class. His conclusion includes a rationale for changing the manner in which corporate wrongdoers are perceived (by regulators, legislators, the judiciary and society) so that sanctions will attach to criminals regardless of class.
Glasbeek, Harry J..
"Why Corporate Deviance is Not Treated as a Crime: The Need to Make "Profits" a Dirty Word."
Osgoode Hall Law Journal