Making criminals of us all?

Making criminals of us all?

Plato once opined that,

good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws

Well, to be frank, I'm not sure that I agree with the wise old sage. After all, he lived in a world without things such as space travel, nanotechnology, wearable computers and, er, Dualit 4-slot bread toasters.

Laws are required in a society where 60-odd million of us rub together in incredibly close proximity (at least half of whom seem to be on the Tube most mornings by my intensely unscientific reckoning).

However, in recent years, we have seen a large increase in the amount of laws and particularly criminal offences in those laws.

We are all aware of the more high-profile criminal offences which businesses and directors can be on the line for such as corporate manslaughter or bribery, but what about some of the lesser known ones that businesses might find themselves in the dock for?

Let’s take a few examples in detail.

Perhaps you are in business selling white goods? Well, you’d better make sure that the labels are sticking on properly as under the Energy Information Regulations 2011 it is an offence to sell, say, a dishwasher without a label containing regulated energy information. Many a prison - so I've

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