Responding to Culpable Corporate Behaviour -- Current Developments in the Industrial Manslaughter Debate

Flinders Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 8, No. 93 (2005)

19 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2013

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Rick T Sarre

University of South Australia - School of Law

Jenny Richards

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: June 15, 2005

Abstract

A persistent record of workplace death and injury each year has raised new questions - how should the law respond to an accidental workplace death where no one particular person can be found to be at fault but with the fault lying in the state of the workplace - because the existing common law of manslaughter does not adequately cover this area, some jurisdictions have introduced the specific offence of 'industrial manslaughter' - other jurisdictions have increased penalties under the existing occupational health and safety criminal offence regime - recent developments in Australian jurisdictions, and internationally.

Keywords: COMPANIES, CRIMINAL LAW, EMPLOYERS LIABILITY, MANSLAUGHTER, OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

Suggested Citation

Sarre, Rick T and Richards, Jenny, Responding to Culpable Corporate Behaviour -- Current Developments in the Industrial Manslaughter Debate (June 15, 2005). Flinders Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 8, No. 93 (2005), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2348530

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Jenny Richards

University of Adelaide - School of Law

The University of Adelaide
Adelaid, South Australia SA 5005
Australia

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