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Corporate liability in England and Wales

Celia Wells

in Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267935
eISBN:
9780191683411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter addresses the development of the law of corporate criminal liability in England and Wales. Since the current state of play in this area of law can best be understood through a historical ... More


The responsible corporation

Celia Wells

in Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267935
eISBN:
9780191683411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reports the examples of corporate criminal liability. The overview of organization theories serves as a salutary reminder that a consideration of types of criminal liability can draw ... More


Comparative and international solutions

Celia Wells

in Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267935
eISBN:
9780191683411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents the developments in corporate liability in other common law jurisdictions, in the civil law states of Europe. It also provides an introduction to international and supra ... More


Corporate Crime, Overcriminalization, and the Failure of American Public Morality

Jeffrey S. Parker

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses corporate crime and overcriminalization. It first discusses the concept of corporate crime and its historical background. Corporate crimes include entity criminal liability, ... More


Removing Prosecutors from the Boardroom: Limiting Prosecutorial Discretion to Impose Structural Reforms

Jennifer Arlen

in Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that prosecutors can effectively deter corporate crimes if they are given the combined power to prosecute firms for their employees' corporate crimes and the power to offer ... More


Criminal responsibility and the corporate entity

Celia Wells

in Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267935
eISBN:
9780191683411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter gives a critical account of the mechanisms through which criminal law ascribes individual culpability and relates them to arguments about the nature of the corporate entity. It also ... More


Constructing Fault

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter proposes a constructive corporate liability doctrine. Constructive fault permits fact finders to move beyond the strictures of subjective evidence of culpability in order to find ... More


Playing Games

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reveals the effects of an abandoned substantive corporate criminal law, where prosecutorial discretion trumps liability rules; where there is a whim and arbitrariness to corporate ... More


Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Celia Wells

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267935
eISBN:
9780191683411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

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, this ... More


Shifting Blame

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter questions the connection between corporate cooperation and corporate liability. This discussion is preceded by considering the fairness of trading corporate cooperation for ... More


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