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Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform

By P. Almond
  • ISBN Code: : 1137296275
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
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This book provides an account of the international emergence of corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years, identifying the limitations of health and safety regulation that have prompted this development.

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The Dual Penal State

By Markus D. Dubber
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191061778
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: the-dual-penal-state.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Dual Penal State, Markus Dubber addresses the rampant use of penal power in Western liberal democracies. The interference with the autonomy of the very persons upon whose autonomy the legitimacy of state power is supposed to rest is systemically normalized, rather than continuously scrutinized. The fundamental challenge of the penal paradox-the prima facie illegitimacy of modern punishment-remains unaddressed and unresolved. Focusing on the United States and Germany, and drawing on his influential account of the patriarchal origins of police power, Dubber exposes the persistence of a two-sided criminal justice regime: the dual penal state. The dual penal state combines principled punishment of equals under the rule of law, on one side, with punitive discipline of others under the rule of police, on the other. Slavery has long played a central role in drawing the line between the two sides of the dual penal state. In Europe, the slave appears in the classic and still foundational accounts of liberal punishment (from Beccaria to Kant) as the paradigmatic other beyond the protection of law, not a legal subject but a mere object of the master's or the state's discretionary discipline. In America, the patriarchal power to police portrays the continuum from the antebellum slaveholder's whipping of his slaves in private and the racial terror perpetrated by slave patrols in public, to the apartheid regime of Jim Crow and the treatment of prisoners as "slaves of the state," and eventually to the late 20th century's systemic racial violence of the “war on crime" and the widespread killing of Black suspects by an increasingly militarized and armed police force that triggered the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Doing Security

By M. Button
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230583636
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: doing-security.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the growing interest in security amongst governments, organizations and the general public, the provision of much security is substandard. This book explores the problems facing security, and sets out innovative proposals to enhance the effectiveness of security in society, at national and organizational levels.

Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health

By Graham Dukes,John Braithwaite,J P Moloney
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783471107
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 962
  • Pdf File: pharmaceuticals-corporate-crime-and-public-health.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The pharmaceutical industry exists to serve the community, but over the years it has engaged massively in corporate crime, with the public footing the bill. This readable study by experts in medicine, law, criminology and public health documents the pr

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

By Phil Hughes MBE,Ed Ferrett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000214214
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-health-and-safety-at-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work covers the fundamentals of occupational safety and closely follows the NEBOSH National General Certificate syllabus which was updated in 2019 and came into use in 2020. Highly illustrated and over 600 pages in length, it covers all of the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and also includes checklists, report forms and record sheets to supplement learning. It also has an extensive summary of current health and safety legislation. • Aligned to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety • Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding In addition to helping students study for the NGC, it is used for reference and revision on other Health and Safety qualifications at level 3 and above, including the Nebosh Diploma. It is also a source of reference and guidance for health and safety practitioners in the workplace.

Fire Safety and Risk Management

By Fire Protection Association
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131793752X
  • Total of Pages : 550
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: fire-safety-and-risk-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. Each chapter guides the student through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. Images, tables, case studies and key information are highlighted within the text to make learning more productive. Covering fire behaviour, safety, management, risk assessment, prevention and the changes to HSG65, the book can also be used as a daily reference by professionals. Written by experts in the field of fire safety Complete coverage that goes beyond the syllabus content making it a useful resource after study Illustrated throughout to enhance understanding