Corporate actors are directly and indirectly involved in committing, or aiding and abetting, a wide range of legal offences, but rarely is this wrongdoing brought to justice in a court of law. The legal offences — or categories of offences — included below provide an introduction to conduct that can amount to a crime, with examples of cases and relevant evidence that you should keep in mind.

Essential to building strong strategic criminal cases is knowing what crimes to investigate in addition to the obvious ones. Thinking creatively of other crimes that may have aided the principal crime can help you prepare a stronger case against the corporate actor. And if you’ve investigated many cases but never thought of filing a legal case, perhaps the legal background provided below can help you consider doing so for the first time!