Criminalizing Corporate Killing: The Irish Approach
Dublin Institute of Techhology
January 1, 2011
Stetson Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 157, 2011
The debate on criminal corporate liability in the United States might benefit from a comparative perspective: How have other countries treated the criminal liability of corporate entities? This benefit might be enhanced by focusing on a country with a similar legal heritage to the United States — a country with a common law legal system inherited from the British. And, it would help if that country were concurrently examining the issue of criminal corporate liability. Interesting questions might include: What issues dominate the debate? How are issues of punishment, reparations, and rehabilitation handled? Is a legislative approach contemplated? The purpose of this Article is to offer one such alternate perspective, the Irish perspective.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Corporate Manslaughter, Company Law, Criminal Law
Date posted: November 24, 2013