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Criminality at Work

Alan Bogg, Jennifer Collins, Mark Freedland, and Jonathan Herring


There has been a growing interest in the disciplinary ‘autonomy’ of labour law. The chapters in this book examine the interface between criminal law and theory and the regulation of labour markets, given the importance of this interface in the twenty-first century. The four chapters in the first section of the book are concerned broadly with the normative questions concerning the legitimacy of criminalisation in the regulation of social activity. It is a fundamental feature of liberal theories of criminalisation that the legitimate use of the criminal sanction requires special justification. T ... More

Keywords: autonomy, labour law, criminal law, labour markets, normative issues, civil enforcement, vulnerability, precariousness

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bogg, editor
Professor of Labour Law, University of Bristol

Jennifer Collins, editor
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol

Mark Freedland, editor
Emeritus Research Fellow, St John's College, University of Oxford

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1 Criminality at Work

Alan Bogg and Mark Freedland

Part I Criminality At Work: Mapping the Terrain

4 Where Criminal Law Meets Labour Law

Catherine Barnard and Sarah Fraser Butlin

Part II Labour Wrongs as Public Wrongs

5 Exploitation at Work

Jennifer Collins*

9 Sex, Work, and Criminalization

Michelle Madden Dempsey

Part III The Contemporary Shape of Criminalization Practices: Risk, Status, and Character in the Neoliberal Criminal Law

17 Doing the Dirty Job

Ana Aliverti*

Part IV Criminalization and Enforcement

Part V Comparative Perspectives on Criminalization

23 Class Crimes

Eric Tucker and Judy Fudge

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