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Coroners’ Recommendations and the Promise of Saved Lives

July 27, 2016

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Research-methods-cloudsDr Jennifer Moore examines two highly debated questions: do coroners’ recommendations save lives and how often are they implemented?
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Ponzi schemes: do the victims have only themselves to blame? by Mervyn Lewis

January 28, 2016

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A Ponzi scheme is one of the simplest of financial frauds. The promoter promises investors an attractive return on investment and declares it to be secure, but in reality no real ‘investment’ takes place. Mervyn Lewis goes on to discuss.

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Crime and Gambling in a Virtual World — by Clare Chambers-Jones

August 29, 2014

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The popularity of virtual worlds and on-line gaming has increased drastically over the last decade. This has presented new opportunities for criminals who wish to exploit the blurry legal lines that govern the Internet. Dr Clare Chambers-Jones claims that we need a better understanding of the nature and extent of cyber crime in order to create effective legislation. […]

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Criminal Judges on Trial: State-Induced Guilty Pleas by Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

July 1, 2014

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Giving the criminally accused reduced sentences in return for a guilty plea is officially portrayed as  a practical necessity for the administration of criminal courts. No one likes the idea of criminals ‘getting away with it’. Repeatedly, law and order politicians complain that offenders are not receiving their just desserts.  Yet the striking of deals with offenders (‘plea bargaining’) is now  portrayed by judges and politicians alike as an imperative because, it is said, the criminal justice system  could not cope with a high proportion of defendants  asserting their ‘right’ to trial.

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The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime – The Perfect Storm? by Nicholas Ryder

June 5, 2014

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Since the start of the 2007 financial crisis, an enormous amount of literature has been written attempting to identify the factors that contributed to it.  This has resulted in the publication of numerous excellent texts and articles by experts in economics, finance, banking regulation, law and other subject areas.  Many of these works have highlighted the crucial role of ineffective means of banking regulation, the deregulation of consumer credit laws, high risk banking, greed, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, securitisation, deregulation of banking laws, convenient credit, irresponsible or predatory lending and weak macroeconomic policies.  However, the research presented in my new book seeks to offer a different interpretation and concludes that that there is one previously under-researched contributory factor: white collar crime. 

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