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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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Comparing Tort and Crime : Learning from Across and Within Legal Systems

Edited by: Matt Dyson

ISBN13: 9781107080485
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99



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The fields of tort and crime have much in common in practice, particularly in how they both try to respond to wrongs and regulate future behaviour. Despite this commonality in fact, fascinating difficulties have hitherto not been resolved about how legal systems co-ordinate (or leave wild) the border between tort and crime. What is the purpose of tort law and criminal law, and how do you tell the difference between them? Do criminal lawyers and civil lawyers reason and argue in the same way? Are the rules on capacity, consent, fault, causation, secondary liability or defences the same in tort as in crime? How do the rules of procedure operate for each area? Are there points of overlap? When, how and why do tort and crime interact?

This volume systematically answers these and other questions for eight legal systems: England, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Scotland, the Netherlands and Australia.

Subjects:
Criminal Law, Comparative Law, Tort Law
Contents:
1. Introduction Matthew Dyson
2. England's splendid isolation Matthew Dyson and John Randall, QC
3. The quest for balance between tort and crime in French law Valerie Malabat and Veronique Wester-Ouisse
4. Delictual liability and criminal accountability in German law Phillip Hellwege and Petra Wittig
5. Crime and tort in Sweden: theoretical distinction, practical connection Sandra Friberg and Martin Sunnqvist
6. Blurred borders in Spanish tort and crime Lorena Bachmeir Winter, Carlos Gomez-Jara Diez and Albert Ruda Gonzalez
7. Mixing and matching in Scottish delict and crime John Blackie and James Chalmers
8. The Dutch crush on compensating crime victims Ivo Giesen, Francois Kristen and Renee Kool
9. Australia: a land of plenty (of legislative regimes) Kylie Burns, Arlie Loughnan, Mark Lunney and Sonya Willis
10. Tortious apples and criminal oranges Matthew Dyson.