Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples


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How does corporate crime differ from ordinary crime?

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1. When a company makes untrue statements about its products, it is guilty of:

2. Joe needs to pass an electrical inspection on the first try to remain on schedule. He thinks that the inspector will probably find a few violations that will cost Joe extra time and money to address. So, Joe decides to slip the inspector a few hundred dollars. What is Joe guilty of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the different types of corporate crimes that can occur in a business. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the main difference between ordinary crime and corporate crime as well as the definition of false claims.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Difference between ordinary crime and corporate crime
  • Making a claim that a product does something that it does not
  • Examples of different liability
  • Paying money to influence a decision

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms from the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related features of corporate criminal liability lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ordinary crime and corporate crime

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types of activity that can get corporations in trouble, review the corresponding lesson called Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what corporate crime is
  • Identify the different ways corporate employees can commit crimes
  • Understand the types of liability that corporations have
  • Appreciate the importance of the U.S. versus Park case