High-profile catastrophes, such as shipwrecks, train and plane crashes, highlight the need for effective corporate liability.

Luke Price Publishes Articles in Jurisprudence and Legal Studies

The articles are entitled ‘Responsibility: Identifying Purpose and Finding Meaning’ and ‘Finding Fault in Organisations – Reconceptualising the Role of Senior Managers in Corporate Manslaughter’.

The articles, entitled ‘Responsibility: Identifying Purpose and Finding Meaning’ and ‘Finding Fault in Organisations – Reconceptualising the Role of Senior Managers in Corporate Manslaughter’, form part of a broader research project on improving methods for holding organisations accountable for their crimes.

In Jurisprudence, Luke argues that responsibility is best understood as a means of holding others to account. He posits that this process does not rely on the characteristics or capacities of those we hold responsible, but rather their roles in events, and in doing so offers a means of expanding the reach of our responsibility attributions.

In Legal Studies, Luke examines the English law of Corporate Manslaughter and the significance of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. He identifies the mistaken assumptions that have taken hold in the implementation of this legislation, and demonstrates that the law can be interpreted in a way that is both more coherent and more effective in obtaining convictions for corporate manslaughter.

Date: 27 August 2015

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