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Illegal Corporate Behavior, 1975-1976 (ICPSR 7855)

Principal Investigator(s): Clinard, Marshall B.; Yeager, Peter C.


This study represents the first large-scale comprehensive investigation of corporate violations of law. It examines the extent and nature of these illegal activities, the internal corporate structure and the economic setting in which the violations occurred.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS1:  Economic Analysis Data - Download All Files (0.531 MB)
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DS2:  Violations/Sanctions - Download All Files (1.157 MB)
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Study Description


Clinard, Marshall B., and Peter C. Yeager. Illegal Corporate Behavior, 1975-1976. ICPSR07855-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (77-NI-99-0069)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    businesses, corporate behavior, corporate crime, corporations, corruption, crime, criminal justice system, financial management, manufacturing industry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1975--1976

Date of Collection:   

  • 1975--1976

Universe:    The 582 largest publicly owned corporations in the United States, except corporations in banking, insurance, transportation, communications, and utilities, which have been excluded because they are subject to strict regulations and/or licensing.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This study was originally called Illegal Corporate Behavior, 1979. However, it has now been retitled to reflect the date of collection and analysis of the data, rather than the date of publication.



Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

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