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Author Taylor, James, 1976-

Title Boardroom scandal : the criminalization of company fraud in nineteenth-century Britain / James Taylor.

Published Oxford : Oxford Univ Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 547 A1 TAYL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-285) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Company Fraud in Historical Perspective -- pt. ONE TOLERATION -- 2.The Morals of Mania: The 1820s -- 3.Mismanagement or Fraud? The 1830s -- pt. TWO CRIMINALIZATION -- 4.Baffling Fraud: The 1840s -- 5.Criminalizing Fraud: The 1850s -- 6.One Law for the Rich? The 1860s -- pt. THREE ENFORCEMENT -- 7.Offences Against the State: The 1870s -- 8.A Mixed Economy of Prosecutions: The 1880s -- 9.Regulating the City: The 1890s -- 10.Epilogue: Following the Victorian Path.
Summary This title considers the role played by the criminal law in regulating the economy, posing the question: should businessmen who commit fraud go to prison? It explores changing approaches to the question of criminal sanctions in Victorian Britain and the economic, social, political, and legal origins of these reforms, and their main effects.
Subject Fraud investigation.
Commercial crimes.
White collar crimes.
Fraud -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Commercial law -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Fraud) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780199695799