The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191654602
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Law

The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law reflects the continued transformation of criminal law into a global discipline, providing scholars with a comprehensive international resource, a common point of entry into cutting edge contemporary research and a snapshot of the state and scope of the field. To this end, the Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter, disciplinarily, geographically, and systematically. Its contributors include current and future research leaders representing a variety of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise, and research agendas. The Handbook is divided into four parts: Approaches & Methods (I), Systems & Methods (II), Aspects & Issues (III), and Contexts & Comparisons (IV). Part I includes essays exploring various methodological approaches to criminal law (such as criminology, feminist studies, and history). Part II provides an overview of systems or models of criminal law, laying the foundation for further inquiry into specific conceptions of criminal law as well as for comparative analysis (such as Islamic, Marxist, and military law). Part III covers the three aspects of the penal process: the definition of norms and principles of liability (substantive criminal law), along with a less detailed treatment of the imposition of norms (criminal procedure) and the infliction of sanctions (prison or corrections law). Contributors consider the basic topics traditionally addressed in scholarship on the general and special parts of the substantive criminal law (such as jurisdiction, mens rea, justifications, and excuses). Part IV places criminal law in context, both domestically and transnationally, by exploring the contrasts between criminal law and other species of law and state power and by investigating criminal law's place in the projects of comparative law, transnational, and international law.

Rogue Trader

Author: Nick Leeson
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751563641
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Leeson was arrested in 1995 for bringing Barings Bank to its knees, it initially seemed as if he had single-handedly crushed the company. Indeed, it was he alone who found himself in the dark confines of a Singapore jail, from where he wrote Rogue Trader. Now updated for the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of Barings, this is his story of a broken system; of a cast of characters blind to anything but profits - whatever the cost. Leeson's tale of boom and bust is an important reminder of the immense power the banking system held and, worryingly, still holds.

Financial Crimes

Author: Maximillian Edelbacher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439869222
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial market reform has focused chiefly on the threats to stability arising from the risky, uncontrolled activity of the leaders of financial institutions. Nevertheless, organized crime, white-collar crime, and corruption have a huge impact on financial systems worldwide and must also be confronted if true reform is to be achieved. A collection of articles written by experts in their fields of study, Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security spotlights the importance of addressing the problem of illegal financial activity as part of a greater comprehensive plan for reforming the financial sector. Drawn from the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) held in Vienna, the book explores the major themes discussed at this elite symposium. In the first section, the contributors examine changing concepts in security over the course of history and across nations. They discuss how an event in Austria led to the implementation of a new security philosophy that is now followed by the majority of the European Union. The book examines the diverse models of preventing security threats that have grown from that idea as well as the gradual expansion of the role of the security council of the United Nations. The next section analyzes the present state of security worldwide and examines the wide array of criminal activity that plagues the financial sector. Expert contributors reveal methods to identify certain types of behavior and criminals as well as efforts to combat illegal activity—including the role of the media. The final section investigates alternative approaches to preventing another worldwide financial disaster through investigative reporting, human factors analysis, legislative initiatives, and other methods. Filled with insight from international experts, the book highlights both the warning signs to illegal activity as well as the most effective methods for combating the invidious corruption that, if unchecked, puts all nations at risk. Maximilian Edelbacher will be appearing at three upcoming events: June 28, 2012: Roundtable in the House of the European Union in Vienna on the topic "Financial Crimes: A Threat to European Security?" October 8, 2012: Roundtable in Joannneum, Austria on the topic "Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security" October 9, 2012: Book presentation at the Hans Gross Museum in Graz, Austria

Unternehmensstrafrecht

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110285840
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Genre: Law

This volume compiles lectures from the conference on "Corporate Criminal Law" held at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. It starts with a reflection on the social policy impetus for strengthening corporate orientation toward the common good. Additional sections present models for corporate criminal law for German legislators along with alternatives that conform to European law.

R ponse Eberhard

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Vrin
ISBN: 2711613607
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

La Réponse à Eberhard se présente comme un commentaire, rapide mais décisif, de la Critique de la raison pure. Pressé par les objections du leibnizien Eberhard, Kant est amené à préciser tous les points sur lesquels la partie théorique de la philosophie critique s'écarte de la métaphysique traditionnelle. Cet examen nous installe à la suture du logique et du métaphysique, là où se pose la question de la possibilité d'une ontologie critique. Le message de la Réponse, ultime règlement de compte avec le " dogmatisme ", pourrait pourtant demeurer ambigu : au-delà d'une éventuelle réforme de l'ontologie, ou du rapport à l'ontologie, la philosophie critique, dans son ambition propre à se constituer en système, n'y est-elle pas conduite à répéter pour ainsi dire parodiquement toutes les structures de la métaphysique classique? Mais avec quel statut alors?

Gemeinwohl im Wirtschaftsstrafrecht

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110315851
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Law

Die Strafverfolgung erfolgt im Interesse der Öffentlichkeit, wobei diese mittlerweile durch das Gemeinwohl repräsentiert wird. Der Tagungsband beschäftigt sich mit diesem Begriff speziell im Wirtschaftsstrafrecht. Die Beiträge verorten den politisch-gesellschaftlichen Rahmen und klären ökonomische, europa- und verfassungsrechtliche Fragen. Beleuchtet werden das Gemeinwohl im materiellen Recht und der Gemeinwohlbezug einzelner Wirtschaftsdelikte.

konomie versus Recht im Finanzmarkt

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110267440
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Law

This book is a collection of presentations held at the third symposium of the project “Economy, Criminal Law, Ethics”. The presentations in the first section of this work clearly show how the goals pursued in the financial market compete with other economic duties and that now new coordinating mechanisms must be developed. This is demonstrated in a focused and compact manner in the following section, which contains presentations on selected topics regarding substantive law and procedural law. The symposium concludes with a re-examination of the basics and considers possible regulatory and monitoring reforms. In forward looking discussions, hidden methodological controversies are explored, the realization of which facilitates the understanding of complex processes.