Corporations and Criminal Responsibility / Edition 2

Corporations and Criminal Responsibility / Edition 2

by Celia Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 019924619X

ISBN-13: 9780199246199

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199246199
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
1Safety and Public Welfare1
1Regulatory offences3
2Real crime and real persons5
3Corporations and crime8
2The role of criminal law13
1Why criminal law?14
2Theories of punishment18
3Crime and regulation21
4Corporate Sanctions31
3Attribution of responsibility40
1Social constructions of crime40
2Blame attribution43
3Cause and blame46
4Institutional influences53
4Criminal responsibility and the corporate entity63
1Notions of criminal responsibility64
2Culpability and strict liability67
3Groups, associations, and corporations70
4The corportate entity74
5Corporate liability in England and Wales84
1Histrical development86
2Corporate liability - a maturing idea99
6Corporate manslaughter106
1Key developments106
2Culpability and risk115
3Unlawful act manslaughter - the forgotten question117
4Corporate killing - a proposed offence120
7Comparative and international solutions127
1Comparative cautions128
2Common law variations129
3Civil law changes138
4Convergence140
8The responsible corporation146
1The corporate organization146
2Strict (vicarious) liability versus due diligence152
3People, systems, and culture154
4Individual liability160
5The responsible corporation164
Bibliography169
Index185

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