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Document ID (ISN)111542
CIS number 11-0161
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR638
Author(s) Amodu T.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The determinants of compliance with laws and regulations with special reference to health and safety
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 47p. Illus. Approx. 170 ref.
Internet access RR638.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report presents a review of the extensive body of socio-legal literature that exists to explain and understand the nature of compliance with regulation. It outlines how compliance has been seen in both academic and policy fields in order to describe and explain themes important to assessing the determinants of compliance including the motivations for and interpretations of compliance behaviours, how the literature defines compliance, how scholars have identified the tools available to foster more effective regulatory compliance and enforcement strategies, and difficulties policy actors experience when seeking to achieve greater levels of regulatory compliance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; human behaviour; enforcement; role of government; disobeying safety instructions; legal aspects
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; public OSH institutions; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Framework legislation