Insider Dealing and Criminal Law: Dangerous Liaisons books –

This work is a multidisciplinary analysis of the issue of insider dealing from the perspective of the applicability of criminal law to regulate it First, it examines the nature of its prohibition in the European Union and in the United States of America The text includes a extensive overview of prohibition in four Member States of the European Union France, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Poland Then, it summarises the arguments presented by ethicists and economists in favour of and against insider dealing Further, it analyses the foundations of criminal law and justifications that are given for its application On the basis of this analysis, it presents a new two step theory of criminalisation The first step is based on a liberal theory of wrongfulness that makes reference to protection of the basic human rights The second step relies on classical but often forgotten principles of criminal law Finally, it examines possible alternatives to criminal rules