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Comparing Tort and Crime
Learning from across and within Legal Systems

Matthew Dyson, John Randall, QC, Valérie Malabat, Véronique Wester-Ouisse, Phillip Hellwege, Petra Wittig, Sandra Friberg, Martin Sunnqvist, Lorena Bachmeir Winter, Carlos Gómez-Jara Díez, Albert Ruda Gónzalez, John Blackie, James Chalmers, Ivo Giesen, François Kristen, Renée Kool, Kylie Burns, Arlie Loughnan, Mark Lunney, Sonya Willis
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  • Date Published: August 2015
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  • The fields of tort and crime have much in common in practice, particularly in how they both try to respond to wrongs and regulate future behaviour. Despite this commonality in fact, fascinating difficulties have hitherto not been resolved about how legal systems co-ordinate (or leave wild) the border between tort and crime. What is the purpose of tort law and criminal law, and how do you tell the difference between them? Do criminal lawyers and civil lawyers reason and argue in the same way? Are the rules on capacity, consent, fault, causation, secondary liability or defences the same in tort as in crime? How do the rules of procedure operate for each area? Are there points of overlap? When, how and why do tort and crime interact? This volume systematically answers these and other questions for eight legal systems: England, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Scotland, the Netherlands and Australia.

    • Overview of the places where tort and crime connect allows reader to make sense of the huge and complex legislation, case law and literature
    • Detailed analysis of specific cases and suggestions for reform enable the reader to develop a fuller understanding of the law in eight important legal systems
    • Each chapter is co-authored by at least a civil law specialist and a criminal law specialist, meaning that each chapter provides a balanced and considered view from the key stakeholders in the relationship between tort and crime
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    'Dyson provides a broad and measured study with a wealth of in­sights at all levels of abstraction. He might be thought in some respects to have led his reader through an aporetic dialogue to an unsettling appreciation of our extensive ignorance; nothing becomes as clear as the need to know more. Throughout the text, however, Dyson specifically highlights a myriad of areas for further investigation and casts clear light on where he sees that the analysis should lead next.' Andrew J. Bell, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht

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    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316355251
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Matthew Dyson
    2. England's splendid isolation Matthew Dyson and John Randall, QC
    3. The quest for balance between tort and crime in French law Valérie Malabat and Véronique Wester-Ouisse
    4. Delictual liability and criminal accountability in German law Phillip Hellwege and Petra Wittig
    5. Crime and tort in Sweden: theoretical distinction, practical connection Sandra Friberg and Martin Sunnqvist
    6. Blurred borders in Spanish tort and crime Lorena Bachmeir Winter, Carlos Gómez-Jara Díez and Albert Ruda Gónzalez
    7. Mixing and matching in Scottish delict and crime John Blackie and James Chalmers
    8. The Dutch crush on compensating crime victims Ivo Giesen, François Kristen and Renée Kool
    9. Australia: a land of plenty (of legislative regimes) Kylie Burns, Arlie Loughnan, Mark Lunney and Sonya Willis
    10. Tortious apples and criminal oranges Matthew Dyson.

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    Matthew Dyson, University of Cambridge
    Matthew Dyson is a Fellow in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he specialises in the relationship between tort and crime. He teaches tort law, criminal law, Roman law, comparative law and European legal history. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Girona, Valencia, Sydney, Göttingen and Utrecht, and been a visitor at Harvard as well as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.

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    Matthew Dyson, John Randall, QC, Valérie Malabat, Véronique Wester-Ouisse, Phillip Hellwege, Petra Wittig, Sandra Friberg, Martin Sunnqvist, Lorena Bachmeir Winter, Carlos Gómez-Jara Díez, Albert Ruda Gónzalez, John Blackie, James Chalmers, Ivo Giesen, François Kristen, Renée Kool, Kylie Burns, Arlie Loughnan, Mark Lunney, Sonya Willis

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