EXPLAINING LONGITUDINAL PATTERNS OF CORPORATE MISCONDUCT IN MAJOR HAZARD CORPORATIONS

Samenvatting

Violations of safety regulations by corporations in major hazard industries can have devastating consequences for public safety and the environment. Corporations therefore need to comply with a wide range of rules and regulations. Detailed knowledge on substantive patterns of regulatory violations based on large and representative samples of corporations would greatly benefit controlling agencies in allocating their limited resources. Current studies have mainly used qualitative data pertaining to a small number of companies to characterize patterns of regulatory violations. This study uses quantitative data taken from a national data base of major hazard corporations to analyze longitudinal patterns of safety regulation violations, and to test competing theoretical notions on the origins and development of corporate crime. By including measures of prior violations, regulatory inspections and law enforcement, company characteristics, and both objective and subjective economic strain, the current study is able to test competing hypotheses on corporate crime causation. The outcomes are theoretically relevant and directly beneficial to agencies dedicated to workplace and public safety.

Kenmerken

Projectnummer

406.18.RB.039

Hoofdaanvrager

Prof. dr. mr. W. Huisman

Verbonden aan

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Strafrecht en Criminologie

Looptijd

01/01/2020 tot 01/01/2024