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Corporations and Criminal Responsibility : Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice - Celia Wells

Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780198267935
Number Of Pages: 216

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Contemporary concern about technological hazards posed by business enterprises has intensified interest in the criminality of corporations. Incorporating ideas from a wide range of literature, the book argues that there is no magic answer to corporate power, to issues of personal safety and their inter-relationship with criminal law and justice. The attention paid to corporate criminal liability by courts, legislatures, law reform bodies and international organizations has increased markedly in the past decade. As in the first edition, the book takes what might be called a panoptic approach to the subject. Corporations and their susceptibility to criminal law are examined from sociological, psychological, philosophical and organizational perspectives as the book progresses. This edition has been revised and updated to take account of the burgeoning scholarly literature. Detailed analysis of judicial and legislative movements in England and Wales, in other national jurisdictions and at the level of international organizations follows. Two new chapters, on corporate manslaughter and on comparative and international responses to corporate crime, accommodate these changes. The book is distinctive in combining legal analysis and discussion of law reform debates with a theoretical account of the relationship between legal institutions and the role of risk and blame in shaping criminal law and the practices of the criminal justice system.

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`I was pleasantly suprised to find myself enjoying this thoughtful and thorough walk through the world of criminal responsibility in contemporary business. Matching legal and corporate theory with recent case studies, I was pleased at the way the author gave a balanced argument of both sides ... well researched ... both relevant and topical ... The sections on corporate killing and the arguments over strict liability were especially thought provoking.' Financial Adviser

1. Safety and Public Welfare 2. The role of criminal law 3. Attribution of responsibility 4. Criminal responsibility and the corporate entity 5. Corporate liability in England and Wales 6. Corporate manslaughter 7. Comparative and international solutions 8. The responsible corporation Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198267935
ISBN-10: 0198267932
Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised