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Corporations and Criminal Responsibility

Celia Wells


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 book argues that there is no magic answer to corporate power, to issues of personal safety and their inter-relationship with criminal law and justice. The attention paid to corporate criminal liability by courts, legislatures, law reform bodies and international organizations has increased markedly in the past decade. As in the first edition, the book takes what might be called a panoptic approach t ... More

Keywords: criminal law, criminal responsibility, corporate criminal liability, corporate manslaughter, corporate crime, personal safety, justice, law reform, national jurisdictions, international organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267935
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Celia Wells, author
Cardiff University