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By Kate Clarke

ISBN-10: 0752493647

ISBN-13: 9780752493640

This ebook gains the situations of six London girls, each one very diversified in temperament, age, and standing, who resorted to homicide. Their purposes have been diversified: in terms of the surly maid Kate Webster, sheer mood turns out the most probably reason; avarice looked as if it would spur Catherine Wilson to homicide an expected seven instances; desperation to pay for the maintenance of her two-year-old son lay in the back of Sarah Drake’s crime; seductive younger prepare dinner Eliza Fenning was once accused of serving poison along with her dumplings; evil mistress Elizabeth Brownrigg whipped her servant to dying in a home-built dungeon; and eventually, the vicious Catherine Hayes persuaded lovers—one of whom was once her personal son—to decapitate her husband in an orgy of violence. This attention-grabbing learn explores those situations extensive, and divulges no matter if those ladies have been tragic, misunderstood, or simply undeniable depraved.

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There have been no attempts to prosecute such a case since. In December 2004, the Scottish Executive announced their intention to introduce a new offence of corporate killing. Although the homicide case failed, the thoroughness of the corporate homicide investigation between the HSE and the police revealed serious failings in the company’s management of risk to the public. This was important in a the subsequent prosecution of Transco for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act at Larkhall. In this case, the company attempted to attribute blame for the explosion not to their own failings, but to a leak inside the house.

QXD 10/9/07 11:55 am Page 33 Introducing safety crimes Table 1 continued Case Key Issues Highlighted Piper Alpha casualised/sub-contracted labour aggressive management industry norms systematic failure to heed warnings political economy of speed global market pressures failings in legal and regulatory processes inter-firm relationships casualised/sub-contracted labour government sub-contracting out of employment responsibilities changes in welfare state failings in legal and regulatory processes poor design and maintenance, management market pressures systematic failure to heed warnings victim blaming failings in legal and regulatory processes power and reach of multinational corporations casualised/sub-contracted labour legal/illegal business relationships systematic failure to heed warnings victim blaming global market pressures changes in welfare state failings in legal and regulatory processes state support for investment of company frequent offending recidivism safety and environmental offences failings in legal and regulatory processes aggressive management perceived conflict between safety and jobs Simon Jones Transco Morecambe Bay Sonae We wish finally to emphasise that despite these cases spanning more than 20 years, none of them remain a matter of history.

The water deluge system – the platform’s main defence against fire – failed. When two life rafts were launched, they failed to inflate. QXD 10/9/07 11:55 am Page 20 Safety Crimes ical supplies to treat survivors as they were pulled from the sea, and the Tharos, Occidental’s state-of-the-art floating fire engine, could not muster sufficient water pressure to reach the flames. Occidental’s senior management had been warned by their own consultants that the platform would not withstand prolonged exposure to high intensity fire.

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