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Corporate Manslaughter and Public Authorities

Jeremy Horder

in Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199561919
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743306 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561919.003.0004

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Corporate Manslaughter and Public Authorities

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This chapter argues that the offence of corporate manslaughter should have been made more fully applicable to public authorities such as the police and the army. It criticises scholarly neglect of the application of the offence to hospital trusts. It argues that a Marxist preoccupation with wrongs done by employers to employees has, to some extent, blinded scholars to the real need for use of the offence to combat combined employer-employee medical negligence towards the interests of consumers of public services, such as vulnerable or elderly hospital patients.

Keywords: corporate manslaughter; public authorities; Marxism; medical negligence

Chapter.  14021 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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