Queen's University

Conrad Black decision

2010-07-30

Queen’s University professor emerita and corporate crime expert Laureen Snider is available to discuss the news this week that Conrad Black has been granted bail.

"Crimes by corporations or those who act in their name have never been taken as seriously or punished as severely as those against corporations,” says Professor Snider. “This is despite the fact that the former steal immeasurably more than the latter and cause far greater social harm."

Specializing in sociology, Professor Snider’s research areas include sociology of law and corporate crime, social control and punishment, and the criminal justice system. She has published numerous studies on corporate crime, regulation and governance including Bad Business: Corporate Crime in Canada (Nelson: 1993) and Corporate Crime: Contemporary Debates (University of Toronto Press, 1995, co-edited with Dr. Frank Pearce). Her current research centres on the asymmetries of surveillance, comparing the monitoring of employees versus that of employers; and the surveillance capabilities of traditional police forces against traditional criminality.

To arrange an interview, contact Kristyn Wallace at (613)533-6000 ext 79173 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at (613)533-6000 ext 77513 michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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