The Centre's activities
can be divided into three main categories - Advice,
Research, and Advocacy. The Principal activity is
the provision of advice and we run an advice service
for families bereaved from work-related deaths.
We also organise seminars and
conferences and index all web-based
articles on Corporate Crime, Safety and Accountability.
The CCA is the only organisation is Britain that provides
free and independent advice on investigation and prosecution
issues to those who have been injured or bereaved
from workplace activities. We advise people on the
relevant law and procedures, and on how to ensure
police and regulatory agencies undertake investigations
in compliance with the law and their own policies
hold inquests (where deaths have taken place)
and are in compliance with the law in so doing
Crown Prosecution Service and the Health and Safety
Executive initiate prosecutions against companies
(and their senior officers) for both safety offences
and manslaughter, where appropriate.
We will assist people
in drafting letters, meeting officials and informing
them of their legal remedies.
Many people who come to us already have lawyers who
provide them advice on matters relating to compensation.
Where appropriate, we also work with lawyers and advise
them on how they can take up the concerns of their
clients on issues concerning corporate criminal accountability.
Our advisory service is the core of the Centre' work.
In order to provide upto date and informed advice
to families and others, it is important to continually
remain upto date on the law and the the investigation
and prosecution policies of regulatory agencies, the
police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Centre therefore
continually produces briefings on the Centre's website.
The Centre's advice work also necessitates the Centre
to look at the adequacy of the law and the the policies
and practices of Government bodies and what reforms
would be required to improve worker and public safety,
and the enforcement of law. Does the law adequately
ensure that company directors have an adequate role
in the safety of their company or that companies whose
reckless or negligent criminal conduct causes death
and injury, can be brought to account?
It is with these questions that our research is also
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Whilst our advice may assist in ensuring that a particular
death or injury is, for example, subject to adequate
investigation, and our research may assist in ensuring
we give proper advice and understand, for example,
how courts sentence companies convicted of health
and safety offences, it is also important that, when
it appears from our advice or research work that safety
requires it, we discuss with government bodies whether
it is necessary that there are reforms or changes
in practices and procedures of Government bodies