Criminal misconduct in office : law and politics / Jeremy Horder.

Democracy cannot function if the public loses faith in politicians, and that faith will be lost if politicians abuse their power with impunity. This book analyses the criminal offence of misconduct in office, and explains how it should be used, along with other measures, to hold politicians to accou...

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Main Author: Horder, Jeremy (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series:Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
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Online Access:Click for online access
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Summary:Democracy cannot function if the public loses faith in politicians, and that faith will be lost if politicians abuse their power with impunity. This book analyses the criminal offence of misconduct in office, and explains how it should be used, along with other measures, to hold politicians to account for abuse of their position.
"The book is principally concerned with the use of the criminal law to deter and punish corruption in politics: from employing family members at public expense to improper spending on elections. Its main focus is the application of the offence of misconduct in public office to Members of Parliament"--Publisher's website
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index.
ISBN:9780192556875
0192556878
9780191862304
0191862304
9780192556882
0192556886
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Online resource; title from front matter (University press scholarship online, viewed April 27, 2018).