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Crime and the environment in the United Kingdom

Malcolm, R (2003) Crime and the environment in the United Kingdom Surface Coatings International Part B: Coatings Transactions, 86 (2). pp. 119-123.

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The approach traditionally adopted in the UK for the implementation of European Community laws affecting the environment is based on a regulatory model of criminal offences of strict liability. This means that environmental pollution offences are enforced in the mainstream criminal courts and are subject to criminal penalties of fines and/or imprisonment. The article considers in particular, offences involving water pollution and waste management and the defences available in respect of these crimes. It looks at the penalties imposed by the criminal courts and the guidelines available to determine the appropriate level of sentencing in considering the question 'does crime pay?'.

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Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 1 June 2003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:53
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 13:33

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