Rehabilitation... Really?

Dec 4, 2014

To some, a justice system approach that includes efforts at rehabilitation may seem reasonable; especially when dealing with first offenders guilty of small crimes.

But why have rehabilitation-strategies become a significant tactic for federal prosecutors who chase after corporate crime of massive scale?

We get details on how this new way of responding to corporate lawbreaking got started.  Plus an assessment of how well it is, or isn’t, working.

Guest:
Brandon Garrett, J.D.
- Legal scholar responsible for creating public-access data bases on corporate prosecutions. These include Federal Corporate Prosecution and Plea Agreement data. Author of Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations  (2014; Harvard University Press). The Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.