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Published: 14 June 2013

320 Pages | 10 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199695799

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Boardroom Scandal

The Criminalization of Company Fraud in Nineteenth-Century Britain

James Taylor

  • Offers the first sustained account of the criminalization of company fraud in any country
  • Based on an unprecedented sample of legal cases
  • Overturns received wisdom on the supposed dominance of laissez faire ideology in Victorian Britain
  • Offers a new perspective on the historical relationship between capitalism and the law
  • Makes use of recent digitization projects to incorporate an unmatched range of primary sources