Corporate Manslaughter: an Examination of the Determinants of Prosecutorial Policy

@article{Slapper1993CorporateMA,
  title={Corporate Manslaughter: an Examination of the Determinants of Prosecutorial Policy},
  author={G. Slapper},
  journal={Social \& Legal Studies},
  year={1993},
  volume={2},
  pages={423 - 443}
}
  • G. Slapper
  • Published 1993
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Social & Legal Studies
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