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Failure to Notify: Exploring Charging and Sentencing Patterns in Superfund Criminal Prosecutions

September 2020

Citation: ELR 10723

Author: Joshua Ozymy and Melissa L. Jarrell

This Comment explores charging and sentencing patterns in federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) prosecutions, and charts the evolution of how CERCLA has been used by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators and federal prosecutors to pursue criminal sanctions, the overarching themes of those investigations and prosecutions over the past 37 years, and the totality of those sanctions.

Dr. Joshua Ozymy is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors Program and Strategic Initiatives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC). Dr. Melissa L. Jarrell is Professor of Criminal Justice and Dean of University College at TAMU-CC.

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