“They Treated Me Like a Criminal”

Sanctions, Enforcement Characteristics, and Compliance
  • Joseph F. DiMento
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPE)


Efforts to achieve compliance with environmental law most often focus on a strong enforcement policy. As in many other areas of the criminal justice system, the almost unavoidable conclusion is that laws do not function smoothly because of a weak or nonexistent enforcement approach. Not enough violators are identified; when identified, not enough are sanctioned; and when they are sanctioned, penalties are insufficiently severe to communicate the fact that violations will not be tolerated.


Wall Street Journal Business People Enforcement Policy Criminal Punishment Corporate Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph F. DiMento
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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