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date: 26 March 2019

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This chapter discusses the prosecution of white-collar criminals and outlines the stages of the investigative and judicial process. It notes differences in white-collar cases from those involving street crimes. This chapter recognizes the role of corporate internal investigations, government investigations, the grand jury process, white-collar trials involving complex corporate criminality, and sentencing. It notes how pleas and the use of “shortcut” offenses play an important role in this area of the law. It also discusses the players in a white-collar investigation and prosecution, and the guidelines that assist the prosecutorial discretion.

Keywords: corporate criminality, internal investigations, pleas, government investigations, white-collar prosecutions, white-collar trials

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