By Alan M. Dershowitz
The well known lawyer and bestselling writer finds how amazing trials all through our background have helped to form our kingdom. delivering insights into the human , those trials function a ancient record, chronicling the struggles and passions in their time.
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Agencies never prosecute as a result of these programmes, although statutory infringements are detected. The very nature of the advisory role explains why this should be so: prosecution would jeopardise the rapport essential if businesses are to adopt any recommendations of the surveys. ' Advice along these lines leads to a close identification with the interests of local manufacturers. In several consumer agencies I visited, there was clear resentment that another agency had successfully prosecuted a local manufacturer whose quality control had been approved by the local agency.
Even when their failure to take precautions to prevent offences does not constitute intentional wrongdoing, consumer agencies argue that it arises from their recognition that it is better to know little about the law and the products and services they market. Enforcement officers concede that some businesses in the unscrupulous trades may not commit many offences but add that often their commercial practices cause others to do so. For example, consumer agencies claim that although larger car dealers may not commit many criminal offences they bear a major responsibility for the activities of dishonest secondhand-car dealers, for whom they act as a source of supply of unsound cars.
E. customer or staff pilferage and other losses. I n such cases, in order to balance his books and thereby stay in his job, the manager is forced to practice 'price bunching' by indicating a lower price and charging a higher price on goods, the difference helping to balance his accounts. Those companies who give no allowance, and yet use the defences are, in my opinion, those who trade on the very borderline of the written law and might well be considered by some to be over the moral line: Since becoming involved in consumer advice work, consumer agencies have used complaints as another dimension of reputation.
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