Staying focused on the big picture: should Australia legislate for corporate manslaughter based on the United Kingdom model?

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Taylor, Des and Mackenzie, Geraldine. 2013. "Staying focused on the big picture: should Australia legislate for corporate manslaughter based on the United Kingdom model?" Criminal Law Journal. 37 (2), pp. 99-113.
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Staying focused on the big picture: should Australia legislate for corporate manslaughter based on the United Kingdom model?

ERA Journal ID33234
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTaylor, Des (Author) and Mackenzie, Geraldine (Author)
EditorsOdgers, Stephen and Bagaric, Mirko
Journal TitleCriminal Law Journal
Journal Citation37 (2), pp. 99-113
Number of Pages15
Year2013
PublisherLawbook Co.
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN0314-1160
Web Address (URL)http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/criminal-law-journal-parts/productdetail/29350
Abstract

This paper examines the current position regarding corporate manslaughter primarily in the United Kingdom (with some comparison with the position in Australia), and aims to formulate answers to the following two questions: is the corporate manslaughter legislation enacted in the United Kingdom a success, and is the enactment of corporate manslaughter legislation in Australia warranted? Thereafter, taking into account the information discussed and conclusions reached as regards the initial two questions, the writers put forward their arguments as to what is the correct approach that should be taken generally in relation to corporate manslaughter and the enactment of appropriate legislation.

Keywordsworkplace accidents; management liability; occupational health and safety; respobsibilities
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
480104. Labour law
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law
Bond University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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