What is the Federal Organization Sentencing Guidline? And how does it function?
1. FEOSG is a governmental established guidline for judges to use in sentencing businesses and other organizations convicted of crimes, such as: defrauding the government, bribery, or other offesses.
- 2. The key to determining the organiation's criminal sentence is the assignment of a culpability score, which ranges from 0-10. Every organization starts with a score of 5 which is adusted upward or downard based on a series of factors.
- The sentencing guidlines use a 'carrot and stick' approach to managing corporate crime. THe carrot provides incentives to organizations to develop a strong internal control system to detect and manage illega behavior. The stick provides for severe punishment for organizations that are convicted of crimes and were not proactively managing legal compiance within the organization.