History is rife with examples of wrongdoing in the corporate boardroom, from the early days of the Great Depression to the recent Great Recession. Besides a handful of high-profile prosecutions — think Bernie Madoff — why aren’t more wrongdoing executives in prison? Jesse Eisinger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at ProPublica formerly with The New York Timesand The Wall Street Journal, says prosecutors are too scared to fail and also mindful of the legal consequences of doing their jobs. He exposes the roots of this feckless attitude in his book, The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. Eisinger recently talked about his book on the Knowledge@Wharton show, which airs on SiriusXM channel 111.