Time for the Crime

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photoWith corporate executives being led away in handcuffs, the president talking tough, and investors looking at uncertain financial futures, what to do with white-collar criminals is now a hot-button issue.

Washington has passed tough new legislation that could mean tougher prison sentences for convicted executives. Is shredding documents in the same league as robbing a bank and should the punishment be the same? Beyond the public's rage, what is justice for white-collar crime?


Jennifer Arlen, professor at the New York University School of Law

Mark Seltzer, former federal prosector and now defense attorney at Holland and Knight

Jonathan Simon, law professor at The University of Miami

This program aired on July 29, 2002.


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