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About Steve Tombs

Steve Tombs is Head of the Department of Social Policy and Criminology at the Open University and focuses on the incidence, nature and regulation of corporate crime and harm, particularly the regulation and ‘management’ of health and safety at work, and has published widely on these matters. He was also a Chair (1999-2009) of the Centre for Corporate Accountability and has continued to work with the wider Hazards Movement, the Institute of Employment Rights and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.

Articles by Steve Tombs

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

One law for the poor at Grenfell Tower

In austerity Britain, can justice and accountability be served for the victims of the Grenfell fire? Or are our laws already too much shaped to the needs of the business class?

'The unacceptable face of capitalism'? What the collapse of BHS shows us about the UK economy

In a deregulated financial market, Sir Philip Green's plundering of BHS is the rule, not the exception.

Overburdened (once every forty years)

Yesterday's Queen's speech foregrounded a commitment to 'freeing up' Britain's businesses from health and safety legislation. But with Britain rapidly heading to the bottom of the OECD's national rankings for workplace safety, the effects of deregulation could be far from liberating. 

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