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Law as last resort : prosecution decision-making in a regulatory agency

Author: Keith Hawkins
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2008
Series: Oxford socio-legal studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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In almost all legal disputing, formalities are employed as a last resort. This book presents a new theory of decision-making, exploring the conditions under which prosecution is employed to handle  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Hawkins
ISBN: 9780199243891 0199243891
OCLC Number: 846329313
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [461] - 473
Description: XXIV, 483 Seiten
Contents: Abbreviations ; PART I: FORMALITIES ; 1. Themes, Perspectives, Questions ; 2. Organizing Ideas ; 3. Pre-Trial Processes ; PART II: SURROUND ; 4. Decision-Making Environments ; PART III: FIELD ; 5. Formal Structure and Practice ; 6. Prosecution Policy ; 7. Symbols and Images ; PART IV: FRAME ; 8. Enforcers' Theories of Compliance and Punishment ; 9. The Instrumental Frame: Will Prosecution Have an Impact? ; 10. The Organizational Frame: Prosecuting as Advertising ; 11. The Symbolic Frame: The Social Construction of Blame ; 12. The Legal Frame: Can a Case be Made? ; PART V: REFLECTION ; 13. On Prosecution, Legal Decision-Making, and Law ; Appendix: Research Methods and Data Sources ; References ; Index of Authors ; Index of Subjects
Series Title: Oxford socio-legal studies
Responsibility: Keith Hawkins
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This is an excellent "interpretive" socio-legal study of the prosecutorial decision-making by the officers in the British Health and Safety Executive ... the book does draw conclusions about how Read more...

 
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