Consumer Protection and the Criminal Law: Law, Theory, and Policy in the UK

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Consumer Protection and the Criminal Law

Law, Theory, and Policy in the UK

To what extent should criminal law be used to protect the consumer? In this important new study Peter Cartwright evaluates the role of criminal law sanctions in consumer protection from an economic and social perspective. The author examines the rationales for protecting consumers, and considers the role that legal techniques play in fulfilling these. He then evaluates the interests that consumer law protects, such as physical integrity and economic interests. In addition, he analyses the nature of criminal law doctrines such as strict, corporate, and vicarious liability, and suggests that such doctrines require re-evaluation in the light of the reality of the corporate entity.

This study will be of interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and practitioners.

PETER CARTWRIGHT is a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. He specialises in consumer protection, criminal law, and banking regulation. His publications include Consumer Protection in Financial Services (1999), as well as many articles.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • Abbreviation xiii
  • 1 - Consumer Protection Rationales 1
  • 2 - Techniques of Regulation 40
  • 3 - The Role of Criminal Sanctions in Consumer Protection 63
  • 4 - The Use of the Criminal Law 87
  • 5 - Consumers and Safety: the Protection of Physical Integrity 126
  • 6 - The Protection of Economic Interests 156
  • 7 - The Enforcement of Regulatory Consumer Law 212
  • 8 - Conclusions 244
  • Index 250
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