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Corporations and criminal responsibility

Author: Celia Wells
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Wells
ISBN: 0198267932 9780198267935 019924619X 9780199246199
OCLC Number: 46433731
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: xvii, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Safety and Public Welfare --
1. Regulatory offences --
2. Real crime and real persons --
3. Corporations and crime --
2. The role of criminal law --
1. Why criminal law? --
2. Theories of punishment --
3. Crime and regulation --
4. Corporate Sanctions --
3. Attribution of responsibility --
1. Social constructions of crime --
2. Blame attribution --
3. Cause and blame --
4. Institutional influences --
4. Criminal responsibility and the corporate entity --
1. Notions of criminal responsibility --
2. Culpability and strict liability --
3. Groups, associations, and corporations --
4. The corportate entity --
5. Corporate liability in England and Wales --
1. Histrical development --
2. Corporate liability --
a maturing idea --
6. Corporate manslaughter --
1. Key developments --
2. Culpability and risk --
3. Unlawful act manslaughter --
the forgotten question --
4. Corporate killing --
a proposed offence --
7. Comparative and international solutions --
1. Comparative cautions --
2. Common law variations --
3. Civil law changes --
4. Convergence --
8. The responsible corporation --
1. The corporate organization --
2. Strict (vicarious) liability versus due diligence --
3. People, systems, and culture --
4. Individual liability --
5. The responsible corporation.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Responsibility: Celia Wells.
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