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Author Taylor, James, 1976-

Title Boardroom scandal : the criminalization of company fraud in nineteenth-century Britain / James Taylor
Edition 1st ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Company fraud in historical perspective -- The morals of mania : the 1820s -- Mismanagement or fraud? : the 1830s -- Baffling fraud : the 1840s -- Criminalizing fraud : the 1850s -- One law for the rich? : the 1860s -- Offences against the State : the 1870s -- A mixed economy of prosecutions : the 1880s -- Regulating the City : the 1890s -- Epilogue : following the Victorian path
Summary This title considers the role played by the criminal law in regulating the economy, posing the question: should businessmen who commit fraud go to prison? It explores changing approaches to the question of criminal sanctions in Victorian Britain and the economic, social, political, and legal origins of these reforms, and their main effects
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Apr 9, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Commercial law -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Fraud -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Trials (Fraud) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Commercial law.
TRUE CRIME -- White Collar Crime.
Trials (Fraud)
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191649198