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Show simple item record Kilcommins, Shane Spain, Eimear 2015-04-14T10:25:36Z 2015-04-14T10:25:36Z 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9780199678662
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In examining the contours of criminal law and its application, most lawyers and criminologists are drawn to traditional ‘real crime’ (homicides, violent assaults, organised crime, sexual offences, requirements of mens rea and actus reus, and general defences) whilst ignoring white collar offences which are often enforced by specialist agencies. As a society we have tended to be preoccupied with the ‘punitive regulation of the poor’, a project closely tied to a police-prisons way of knowing that focuses on ‘crime in the streets’ rather than ‘crime in the suites’ (see J Braithwaite (2003) and ‘What’s Wrong with the Sociology of Punishment’ 7(1) Theo. Crim. 5-28 at 7). The narrow exclusivity of this approach is a mistake, not least because criminalisation is now more than ever viewed as a panacea for almost any social problem. More and more Irish society is witnessing the increasing and extensive use of regulatory strategies by the Irish state. In areas such as competition law, environmental protection, health and safety law, and consumer and corporate affairs, there has been a move towards using criminalisation as the last-resort strategy when compliance through negotiation and monitoring has failed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Law Society of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Criminal Litigation, Butler, Maura (ed) 4th;chapter 2
dc.subject criminal law en_US
dc.subject regulatory crime en_US
dc.title Regulatory crime en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1582383

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