Author Field, Sarah, author
Title When business kills : the emerging crime of corporate manslaughter / Sarah Field, Lucy Jones
Imprint New York, New York : Business Expert Press, 2018
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (63 pages)
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Series Business law collection
Business law collection
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. The common law framework -- 2. Criminal legislation -- 3. Using health and safety legislation for corporate killing -- 4. Penalties -- Bibliography -- Index
This book aims to explain in clear, accessible language the approach taken by government to corporate offending resulting in a fatality in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The key provisions of the statutory offence of corporate manslaughter, introduced into the United Kingdom in 2008, are examined, and set in context through a consideration of their relationship with prosecution for fatalities at work via the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Further contextualization is made through comparison with the current position in the United States, highlighting both similarities and differences in approach to occupational fatalities. The range of potential penalties is discussed with particular focus on the sentencing guidelines that apply after February 2016. Concluded corporate homicide cases are reviewed in order to assess the current regime in terms of financial penalties and to shine light on the evolving approach of the prosecuting authorities and the courts to these offenses
Description based on print version record
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Field, Sarah. When business kills : the emerging crime of corporate manslaughter. New York, New York : Business Expert Press, 2018 63 pages Business law collection. 9781631579646
Subject Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- Great Britain
Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Criminal liability of juristic persons -- Great Britain
Criminal liability of juristic persons -- United States
Manslaughter -- Law and legislation
Electronic books
Alt Author Jones, Lucy (Lecturer in law), author