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CHAPTER 9 Prosecution and the reasonable prevention procedures defence

Criminal Finances Act 2017


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CHAPTER 9

Prosecution and the reasonable prevention procedures defence

Introduction

9.1 The two new corporate offences introduced by the Act represent an expansion of the UK’s ‘failure to prevent’ model of criminal liability. The offences have attracted much attention but the circumstances in which they are likely to be prosecuted merit careful consideration along with the mechanics of the single defence available to any company or partnership that is ultimately prosecuted.

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