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Published by Council of Europe in Strasbourg .
Written in English


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Statement[prepared by] European Committee on Crime Problems.
SeriesLegal affairs
ContributionsCouncil of Europe. European Committee on Crime Problems.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18423540M
ISBN 10928710218X

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  Consumer Protection and the Criminal Law: Law, Theory, and Policy in the UK. 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. It is helpful, first, to consider the role of criminal law in protecting the consumer from serious wrongdoing. Consumer Protection and Serious Crime. It is submitted that the first contention in this article is one with which most commentators are likely to agree: that criminal law has an important role in protecting consumers from serious wrongdoing. In , President John Kennedy defined the main consumer rights as the right to safety, the right to information, the right to choice and the right to be heard. Nowadays, the United Sates has a number of federal and state laws to regulate respect of consumer rights. These include the Pure Food and Drug Act. This article argues that it is time to reconsider the role of criminal law in consumer protection and considers how alternative regimes may better-protect the consumer from business wrongdoing.

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