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Southampton academics publish book on criminal law and public health

Published: 18 November 2013 Origin:  Health Ethics and Law (HEAL)

A.M. Viens and John Coggon, together with Anthony Kessel, the Director of Public Health Strategy for Public Health England, have edited a volume entitled Criminal Law, Philosophy and Public Health Practice published by Cambridge University Press this month.

The book examines how using criminal law to deal with certain social problems may promote or hinder public health goals, and how its use raises a number of complex questions that merit exploration. This examination of the interface between criminal law and public health brings together international experts from a variety of disciplines, including law, criminology, public health, philosophy and health policy, in order to examine the theoretical and practical implications of using criminal law to improve public health. Contributors include Roger Brownsword, Douglas Husak, Tom Walker, Tracey Elliot, James Chalmers, Jean McHale, Roberto Potter, Timothy Akers, Zita Lazzarini, Robert Lee, Mark Stallworthy and David Fidler.

Viens and Coggon are both core members of Southampton Law School’s research centre for Health Ethics and Law (HEAL) .

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