New publication by Steven Bittle and Jon Frauley on corporate crime


Steven Bittle (Associate Professor) and Jon Frauley (Associate Professor) recently published a new article in the special issue Crimes of the Powerful: The Canadian Context of the journal Critical Criminology. In their article titled “The Profits of Recognition: A Praxeological Approach to Corporate Crime”, the two researchers empirically demonstrate the benefits of this approach by examining state efforts to discipline corporations through criminal law in Canada and the United Kingdom, arguing that law’s rational actor model serves to have us “misrecognize” the genesis of corporate offending and, in the process, “reproduces the myth that compliance is a distinctly legal phenomenon.” The issue of Critical Criminology is also co-edited by Steven Bittle.