Burying the Dead? Lies, Damned Lies and HSE Statistics

On 30th October, as every late October, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the regulatory agency with primary responsibility for enforcing health and safety law across British workplaces,...

Professor Steve Tombs
4 November 2013

Criminal obsessions: Why harm matters more than crime (2nd edition)

The contributors show how social harm relates to social and economic inequalities that are at the heart of the liberal state. This second edition of Criminal obsessions includes an additional essay by Simon Pemberton in which he develops theoretically the concept of social harm and discusses the...
Danny Dorling, Dave Gordon, Paddy Hillyard, Christina Pantazis, Simon Pemberton, Steve Tombs
1 October 2008

Crisis of enforcement: The decriminalisation of death and injury at work

The report found that at least 1,300 people died as a result of fatal occupational injuries in 2005-06 in England and Wales, compared with 765 homicide victims. Non-fatal workplace injuries requiring hospitalisation were also likely to be greater that year than those needing such treatment...
Professor Steve Tombs and Dr David Whyte
17 June 2008