Corporate manslaughter act: new guidelines set Â£500k floor on fines
- Sentencing Guidelines and Judicial Discretion. Roberts, Julian V. // British Journal of Criminology;Nov2011, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p997
Sentencing guideline schemes require courts to sentence within the guidelinesâ€”or give reasons why a different sentence is appropriate. Most US schemes require courts to find â€˜substantial and compellingâ€™ grounds for departing from the guidelines. The duty of a court with...
- A matter of life or death. Ashwell, Emily // Travel Weekly (UK);2/29/2008, p51
The article highlights the issues for the travel industry to be aware of which are associated with the Corporate Manslaughter Corporate Homicide Act in England. Under the law, the emphasis shifts away from the need to identify an individual who is culpable. An organization will be guilty of the...
- Infanticide: Such a Sad and Sorry Crime. Mitchell, Teresa // LawNow;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p25
The article discusses infanticide law in Canada. As stated, the first infanticide law in Canada was enacted in 1948 and did not require the sentencing to be the same as manslaughter. It informs that the law involves a maxuimum penalty of three years and making an infanticide offence a partial...
- Sentencing relief sought for domestic-violence victims. Virtanen, Michael // Buffalo Law Journal;6/16/2011, Vol. 83 Issue 48, p4
The article reports on the proposed U.S. bill which aims to lower the sentence of domestic violence survivors who committed manslaughter for self-defense.
- Motivated by Hate, Erika Menendez Gets 24 Years for Fatal Subway Push. // India -- West;5/29/2015, Vol. 40 Issue 28, pA26
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- Expanding the Zones. Hanlon, J. P.; Hecker, Sean; Gopstein, David // Criminal Justice;Winter2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p26
The article discusses the use of alternatives to incarceration to meet the objectives of sentencing with equal results. The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines provides for incarceration as the default sentencing alternative in federal court. The article proposes guidelines revisions consistent with the...
- Tone, Trust Critical For an Effective Ethics Program. Tchividjian, Emmanuel // PR News;10/29/2012, Vol. 68 Issue 42, p6
The article focuses on ethics programs by major corporations driven by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG). An overview is provided with emphasis on chapter eight. The benefits of the program are cited including the development of an ethics culture that reflects the principles and values of...
- Sentencing guidelines changed. Shepherd, Es // Motor Transport;10/31/2016, p15
The article reports on the implementation of changes in the sentencing guidelines in February 2016, which include the scale of fines, the application of sentencing to all levels of offences committed by companies, and the evidence.
- 'No-one fully responsible': a 'collusion of anonymity' protecting health-care bodies from manslaughter charges? Gooderham, Peter // Clinical Ethics;Jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p68
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 establishes the statutory offence of corporate manslaughter, replacing the previous common law corporate liability for manslaughter. Health-care providers are potentially liable. This includes, but is not restricted to, National Health...