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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Still Dying for a Living

Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Still Dying for a Living

Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster

In 1992 a preventable explosion at the Westray Mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia, killed twenty-six miners. More than a decade later, the government enacted Bill C-45, commonly known as the Westray bill, to hold organizations criminally liable for seriously injuring and killing workers and the public. In Still Dying for a Living, Steven Bittle turns a critical eye on the Westray bill, revealing how legal, economic, and cultural discourses surrounding the bill downplayed the seriousness of workplace injury and death, effectively characterizing these crimes as regrettable but largely unavoidable accidents and, in the process, obscuring their underlying causes.

268 pages

Law and Society


Table of Contents

Foreword: The Struggle for Corporate Accountability / Steve Tombs

Preface

1 Introduction: What Is Crime?

2 Criminal Liability and the Corporate Form

3 Theorizing Corporate Harm and Wrongdoing

4 Constituting the Corporate Criminal through Law

5 Visions of Economic Grandeur: The Influence of Corporate Capitalism

6 Obscuring Corporate Crime and the Corporate Criminal

7 Disciplining Capital: More of the Same or Hope for the Future?

Appendices

Notes

References

Index

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