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Litigation and corporate crime

Slapper, Gary (1997). Litigation and corporate crime. Journal of Personal Injury Litigation, 1997(4) pp. 220–233.

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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between the criminal and civil liability for unlawful corporate conduct.Where there is a crime of gross negligence there is inevitably a civil wrong of negligence, and the Civil Evidence Act 1968 allows for the criminal conviction to be used as evidence in the civil proceedings. This article examines the current developmental state of the law and argues that the Civil Evidence Act mechanism is probably underused because corporate crime is under-prosecuted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1997 Sweet and Maxwell Limited and Gary Slapper
ISSN: 1352-7533
Keywords: corporate crime; civil liability; litigation; Civil Evidence Act; corporate liability; criminal liability; directors liabilities; health and safety at work; manslaughter
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 20973
Depositing User: Gary Slapper
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 11:44
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 21:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20973
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