Redefining Corporate Criminal Liability with respect to Environmental Crimes

Ananya Agarwal
Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

Volume III – Issue I, 2021

Corporations play a significant role in the economy of a country, creating employment opportunities and affecting the standard of life of the people. They are a very influential segment of a country and so it is important to hold them accountable for misconduct. Even so, activities undertaken by major corporations often lead to extreme environmental harm. The researcher believes is imperative to hold corporations criminally liable for environmental damage.

In lieu of the same, the researcher firstly explains the concept of corporate criminal liability and the theories providing a theoretical justification for the same. Secondly, seeks to understand the drawbacks in the current system of corporate criminal liability with respect to environmental crimes and provide solutions to fills the gaps in law and its implementation.

Keywords: Corporate Criminal Liability, Environmental Crimes, Administrative Sanctions


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