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Medicalizing crime—criminalizing health? The role of law

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This chapter explores the question of when using the criminal law is desirable in the context of health and health care concerns. It looks at two case studies, gross negligence manslaughter and disease transmission, in order to identify when criminal law seems an appropriate tool, and when it appears to bring unwelcome pressures and incentives into play. In this way, the proper role of the law can be considered, and judgments made as to when, and how legal regulation can make a constructive contribution to general social goals.

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Montgomery, Jonathan (2007) Medicalizing crime—criminalizing health? The role of law In, Erin, Charles A. and Ost, Suzanne (eds.) The Criminal Justice System and Health Care. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press pp. 257-272. (Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice).

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Published date: 29 November 2007
Keywords: gross negligence manslaughter, liability for diseas transmission, role of criminal law in health care

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Local EPrints ID: 72258
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72258
ISBN: 9780199228294
PURE UUID: fb69eefc-d519-4157-ba36-d6f429aec6c8

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Date deposited: 04 Feb 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:55

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Author: Jonathan Montgomery
Editor: Charles A. Erin
Editor: Suzanne Ost

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