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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide: A Managers' Guide to Legal Compliance 2nd ed isbn 9781845922597

Corporate Killing

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ISBN13: 9780754510666
ISBN: 0754510662
New Edition ISBN: 9781845922597
Published: July 2001
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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The forthcoming offence of corporate killing is a specific offence which is intended to make companies accountable in the criminal law for involuntary manslaughter. The penalty will be an unlimited fine and directors may also be disqualified.

The other offences under the Act are: Reckless killing - where a person is aware of the risk that their conduct will cause death or serious injury. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment. Killing by gross carelessness - when there is a risk that the conduct would cause death or serious injury and the person concerned is capable of appreciating the risk. The maximum penalty is ten years' imprisonment. Killing when the intent was to cause minor injury. The maximum penalty is ten years' imprisonment.

This authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide is written by an expert with working knowledge of the new law. It provides clear, easy-to-understand commentary on the Act and advises managers on the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the legislation and implementation of new practices and procedures, and aids them in avoiding fines from the HSE and courts. The work includes specific chapters for directors and safety officers.The practical, user-fr

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Subjects:
Criminal Law, Employment Law
Contents:
"1 Current deaths at work legislation
2. Workplace accidents and disasters
3. Corporate manslaughter cases and key elements of manslaughter at work
4. Corporate killing
5. Reckless killing
6. Killing by gross carelessness
7. Killing where intention to cause minor injury
8. Enforcement and fines
9. The legal system, structure and enforcement agencies
10. Management of health and safety. Appendix: Involuntary. the draft Homicide Bill."