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


Author: Alan Reed
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317161929
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Law

This volume presents a leading contribution to the substantive arena relating to consent in the criminal law. In broad terms, the ambit of legally valid consent in extant law is contestable and opaque, and reveals significant problems in adoption of consistent approaches to doctrinal and theoretical underpinnings of consent. This book seeks to provide a logical template to focus the debate. The overall concept addresses three specific elements within this arena, embracing an overarching synergy between them. This edifice engages in an examination of UK provisions, with specialist contributions on Irish and Scottish law, and in contrasting these provisions against alternative domestic jurisdictions as well as comparative contributions addressing a particularised research grid for consent. The comparative chapters provide a wider background of how other legal systems' treat a variety of specialised issues relating to consent in the context of the criminal law. The debate in relation to consent principles continues for academics, practitioners and within the criminal justice system. Having expert descriptions of the wider issues surrounding the particular discussion and of other legal systems' approaches serves to stimulate and inform that debate. This collection will be a major source of reference for future discussion.

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.

Unbestimmtes Wirtschaftsstrafrecht und gesamtwirtschaftliche Perspektiven

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110477788
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Law

Der vorliegende Band gibt die Referate und Diskussionen des achten Symposions im Rahmen des Projekts Economy, Criminal Law, Ethics (ECLE) am Institute for Law and Finance an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main wieder. Im Wirtschaftsstrafrecht sind besonders viele unbestimmte Tatbestandsmerkmale enthalten. Die klassischen Auslegungsmethoden reichen nicht aus sie zu erklären, und die Gesetze, die sie enthalten, korrekt anzuwenden. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes gehen der Frage nach, ob hier womöglich gesamtwirtschaftliche Perspektiven manifest oder latent im Spiel sind. Ihre Abgrenzung von der Mikro-Ökonomie war daher ein zentrales Thema des Symposions. Unter dem Eindruck, dass der gegenwärtige Status unseres Wirtschafts- und Finanzsystems eine sinnvolle Verfolgung von Wirtschaftsstraftaten vielleicht nicht mehr möglich macht, stellt sich die Frage, ob es nicht im Wirtschaftsleben auch um politische Straftaten gehen könne, die noch nicht tatbestandlich fixiert sind. Dann werden Schwerpunkte des Wirtschaftsstrafrechts auf den Prüfstand der Ausgangsfrage gestellt. Ein rechtsvergleichender Blick auf die Rolle unbestimmter Tatbestandsmerkmale im Ausland geht dem voraus. Es folgen Fixierungen des Problems im Netzwerk der Verweisungstechniken, deren sich die Gesetzgebung auf dem Gebiet des Wirtschaftsstrafrechts zunehmend bedient. Unter den einschlägigen Kriminalitätsfeldern richtet sich das Interesse dann auf das Kapitalmarktstrafrecht, dessen Entwicklung infolge europarechtlicher Vorgaben besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdient. Es folgen Erörterungen zu Berechnungen des Vermögensschadens, zur Reichweite des Umweltstrafrechts und der Tatbestände der Korruption. Den Abschluss bildet die Durchmusterung des Wirtschaftsstrafrechts daraufhin, ob die Verwendung unbestimmter Merkmale mit Blick auf symbolische Wirkungen bewusst geschieht.

Strafverfolgung in Wirtschaftsstrafsachen

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110444704
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Law

Die Strafrechtler überlassen es nicht der (kritischen) Kriminologie, nach Strukturen und Motiven von Strafgesetzgebung und Strafrechtsanwendung in Wirtschaftsstrafsachen zu suchen. Sie sehen – wofür die traditionelle Interpretation des Rechts eigentlich keine Handhabe bietet –, dass vieles Rätselhafte oder jedenfalls schwer zu Erklärende bei Staatsanwaltschaften und Gerichten im Umgang mit den Beschuldigten seinen Ursprung in unreflektierten Vorverständnissen und institutionellen Dynamiken hat. Das Hauptbeispiel ist die Flucht in die abstrakten Gefährdungstatbestände. Da sie auf das Merkmal eines eingetretenen Schadens – auch in Gestalt konkreter Gefährdungen – verzichten und die generelle Eignung eines Verhaltens, einen Schaden herbeizuführen, genügen lassen, reduziert sich die Prüfungspflicht der Justiz auf die Frage nach verletzten Pflichten. Sie kann man mühelos in einem Katalog zusammenstellen, weil es auf Folgenkalkulation nicht ankommt. Diese fordert vielmehr, dass man bei den Konkretisierungen der Definitionen das Verhältnis von Zuschreibung und Zurechnung klärt. Die Beiträge setzen sich mit dieser Problematik sowohl grundsätzlich wie im Detail auseinander, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Opfermitverantwortung einerseits, Anlageberatung und exzessiver Risikoübernahme andererseits. Der Band schließt mit der Diskussion über den Vorschlag für ein Unternehmensstrafrecht.

Die Handlungsfreiheit des Unternehmers

Author: Eberhard Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783899496659
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Law

This conference transcript discusses the far-reaching and intense controversies surrounding current company law and economic matters affecting the fundamental questions of the State economic constitution and aims to re-evaluate the significance of the state regulations. Legally, the goal includes further reforms of company law, continuance of the rules of corporate governance and also, new interpretations of relevant constitutional law regulations. Organizationally, the field of focus is the economic surveillance by government bodies and the establishment or further development of compliance department in companies.

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.


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.