Truth, Justice and Corporate Sway

May 3, 2004 | Guardian |

Senior Fellow Nomi Prins explains why it is so difficult to bring to justice leading wrongdoers in the recent corporate scandals.

Trying corporate crimes requires significant time for inadequately informed jurors. That's why big trials have ended as a result of technicalities, not decisions. This works in favour of white collar criminals and leaves intact the system that enables their crimes because the system is never on trial. It provides no-fault emergence from bankruptcy. That's the wrong side of justice.