Title

State of Indiana v. Ford Motor Company Revisited

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2002

Publication Source

American Journal of Criminal Justice

Abstract

In 1980, a jury returned “not guilty” verdicts on three counts of reckless homicide against the Ford Motor Company. The company was indicted when three girls were killed after their Ford Pinto burst into flames following a rear impact collision. This paper re-examines the consequences of this landmark case involving corporate wrongdoing from the perspectives of the participants 20 years later. Interviews were conducted with 22 individuals directly involved with the litigation, as well as with insightful observers and experts. The lasting impact of this case is demonstrated through its influence on the development of corporate liability, even though the company was found “not guilty.”

Inclusive pages

181–202

ISBN/ISSN

1066-2316

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Springer

Volume

26

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes