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The Changing Role of Criminal Law in Controlling Corporate Behavior
By James M. Anderson, Ivan Waggoner

This data set is compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research center at Syracuse University. TRACFED is an online data warehouse that contains data on federal prosecutions similar to what the EOUSA data provide. TRACFED receives its information from the U.S. government through access guaranteed by the Freedom of Information Act. Like EOUSA data, prosecution data are made available to TRACFED from the U.S. Attorneys’ Central System File and LIONS. Unlike the data sets from EOUSA, which are processed by the Urban Institute, these cases are processed and made available through TRAC. This difference can be important because the organizations most likely employ different methods for coding and categorizing the information into relational variables. TRAC, however, appears to have employed additional quality-control mechanisms and has pursued litigation to obtain defendant identifiers.....[citing TRAC research].

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