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(p. 466) (p. 467) 24. Health and safety—: the criminal law 

(p. 466) (p. 467) 24. Health and safety—: the criminal law
(p. 466) (p. 467) 24. Health and safety—: the criminal law

Stephen Taylor

and Astra Emir


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date: 24 February 2020

This chapter introduces health and safety law in general terms, before describing and assessing those aspects which fall under the jurisdiction of the criminal courts. It discusses the structure of health and safety law; the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; other major health and safety regulations; enforcement of health and safety regulations; corporate manslaughter; and debates about criminal liability in health and safety law.

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