Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime

The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

  • Colin King
  • Nicholas Lord

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Colin King, Nicholas Lord
    Pages 11-31
  3. Colin King, Nicholas Lord
    Pages 33-66
  4. Colin King, Nicholas Lord
    Pages 67-82
  5. Colin King, Nicholas Lord
    Pages 83-115
  6. Colin King, Nicholas Lord
    Pages 117-138
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-159

About this book


This book argues that there is a strong normative argument for using the criminal law as a primary response to corporate crime. In practice, however, corporate crimes are rarely dealt with through criminal sanctioning mechanisms. Rather, the preference – for both prosecutors and corporates – appears to be on negotiating out of the criminal process. Reflecting this emphasis on negotiation, this book examines the use of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements as responses to corporate crime, and discusses a variety of UK case studies. Drawing upon legal and criminological backgrounds, and with an emphasis on the conceptual frameworks of ‘negotiated justice’ and ‘legitimacy’, the authors examine the law, policy and practice of these enforcement responses. They offer an original, theoretically-informed analysis which is accessible to practitioners and researchers.


white collar crime criminal law legal philosophy criminal responsibility state response criminal prosecution corporate crime financial crime corruption financial regulations governance law enforcement accountability criminal justice policy money laundering socio-legal terrorism financing crime control prosecution

Authors and affiliations

  • Colin King
    • 1
  • Nicholas Lord
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of LawUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

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