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Consumer Protection and the Criminal Law: Law, Theory, and Policy in the UK

ISBN13: 9780521590808
ISBN: 0521590809
Published: October 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £72.00

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To what extent should criminal law be used to protect the consumer? In this important new study Peter Cartwright evaluates the role of criminal law sanctions in consumer protection from an economic and social perspective.

The author examines the rationales for protecting consumers, and considers the role that legal techniques play in fulfilling these. He then evaluates the interests that consumer law protects, such as physical integrity and economic interests. In addition, he analyses the nature of criminal law doctrines such as strict, corporate, and vicarious liability, and suggests that such doctrines require re-evaluation in the light of the reality of the corporate entity.

This study will be of interest to academics, undergraduate and post-graduate students and practitioners.

Consumer Law
1. Consumer protection rationales
2. Techniques of regulation
3. The role of criminal sanctions in consumer protection
4. The use of the criminal law
5. Consumers and safety
6. The protection of physical integrity
7. The protection of economic interests
8. The enforcement of regulatory consumer law
9. Conclusions.