Police Liability for a Negligent Failure to Prevent Crime: Enhancing Accountability by Clearing the Public Policy Fog

Walsh, Dermot P. J. (2011) Police Liability for a Negligent Failure to Prevent Crime: Enhancing Accountability by Clearing the Public Policy Fog. King's Law Journal, 22 (1). pp. 27-55. (doi:https://doi.org/10.5235/096157611794895228) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The issue of police liability for a negligent failure to prevent crime is discussed. It is argued that the public policy exclusion is based on a weak premise and that resort to it reveals a serious gap in police accountability as well as grave injustice for the victim. The issue is discussed in the context of the U.K. House of Lords' decision in 'Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex'.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 15:51 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 09:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36428 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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