Extraterritoriality, economics and crime

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Categorizing extraterritoriality of national anti-corporate crime laws as those only enforced by state actors, as is often done, is reductionist. This chapter uses the case of international bribery to explore the extraterritoriality of corporate crime policing, which rely on complicated interactions between states and corporations. The author finds that corporations in many instances occupy dual roles as both defendants and partners of enforcement authorities and that enforcement is largely a matter of negotiation, persuasion, and compliance. Drawing on settlement documents in high profile international bribery cases, the research utilizes a collective action perspective to explain new modalities of extraterritoriality. The chapter provides an alternative explanation of how extraterritoriality functions and more general insights to policy makers about effects extraterritoriality has on policing corporate crime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Extraterritoriality in International Law
EditorsAusten Parrish, Cedric Ryngaert
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781800885592
ISBN (Print)9781800885585
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2023

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NameResearch Handbooks in International Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing

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