Research report

‘Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed’: penalties for white-collar crime and corporate and financial misconduct in Australia

23 Mar 2017
Description

On 25 November 2015, the Senate referred the matter of inconsistencies and inadequacies of current criminal, civil and administrative penalties for corporate and financial misconduct or white-collar crime to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report.

The terms of reference were as follows:

(a) evidentiary standards across various acts and instruments;

(b) the use and duration of custodial sentences;

(c) the use and duration of banning orders;

(d) the value of fine and other monetary penalties, particularly in proportion to the amount of wrongful gains;

(e) the availability and use of mechanisms to recover wrongful gains;

(f) penalties used in other countries, particularly members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]; and

(g) any other relevant matters.

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
ISBN: 
978-1-76010-544-0
Published year only: 
2017

466

136
Share
Share
Subject Areas
Geographic Coverage
Advertisement
Advertisement