Comparative Tort Law
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Comparative Tort Law

Global Perspectives

Edited by Mauro Bussani and Anthony J. Sebok

This revised second edition of Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives offers an updated and enriched framework for analysing and understanding the current state of tort law around the world. Using a critical comparative methodology, it covers not only the common tort law issues but also many jurisdictions often overlooked in the mainstream literature. Contributions explore illuminating case studies from tort systems in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including new chapters specifically discussing tort law in Brazil, India and Russia.
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Chapter 5: Tort and crime

Matthew Dyson

Abstract

Tort and crime are areas of profound importance in daily life, representing some of the most obvious engagements with societal rules enforced in courts that the average person comes across. Further, analysing the relationship between tort and crime provides excellent places to examine the weave of the law: the moral, regulatory, philosophical, political, practical and societal threads, as well as how these feed back to the way the problem is conceived. This chapter sets out how the distinction and relationship between tort and crime can be examined comparatively. To do so it gives a framework to prime investigations and to facilitate comparison, building on three interfaces of tort and crime: where, how and why they connect.

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