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    Attributing Criminal Responsibility for Workplace Fatalities and Deaths in Custody: Corporate Manslaughter in Britain and Ireland


    Doyle, David and McGrath, Joe (2016) Attributing Criminal Responsibility for Workplace Fatalities and Deaths in Custody: Corporate Manslaughter in Britain and Ireland. In: Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspective. Routledge. ISBN 9781138843479

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    Abstract

    This comparative study examines the difficulties associated with criminalising the predominantly male phenomena of culpable workplace fatalities in Britain and Ireland. Unlike Ireland, Britain has progressed proposals for statutory reform into law, extending liability not only to companies but also to a range of public bodies − including HM Prison Service − whose functions are most likely to involve causing deaths. However, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has not yet been invoked for a single death in prison custody or, for that matter, a fatality in any other complex large-scale organisation in the public or private sector.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Preprint version of chapter. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2673180
    Keywords: Corporate Manslaughter; Workplace Fatalities; Deaths in Custody;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 8891
    Depositing User: David Doyle
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 14:15
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: No
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