Criminal Law II - United States v. William Anderson Co.: Crime in the Suites Alternative Sentencing of Corporate Defendants

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Gottsch, Priscilla J.
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1983
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INTRODUCTION|Rarely has a case cut so piercingly to the core of the criminal justice system as did United States v. William Anderson Co., a decision handed down December 10, 1982 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The issues raised in Anderson cover the gamut of punishment philosophy, morality and practicality. In Anderson, the United States challenged the discretion of the trial judge in the formulation and conditional suspension of sentences for corporate defendants. The objections raised were aimed at the unique and controversial method of "alternative sentencing" employed.|This article discusses the underlying problems which have given rise to the concept of alternative sentencing; the conflict which is raging over current sentencing philosophy and innovations; and the Eighth Circuit holding and analysis in Anderson...
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16 Creighton L. Rev. 1025 (1982-1983)
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Creighton University School of Law
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