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Initial Coin Offerings: Financial Innovation or Scam (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hillman, H. (2019, June). Initial Coin Offerings: Financial Innovation or Scam. Paper presented at FinTech, AI and the Law conference, Liverpool John Moores University

In light of the development of cryptocurrencies and their growth in popularity with investors, a new funding model has emerged in the form of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Taking the place of an Initial Product Offering (IPO) an ICO allows investo... Read More about Initial Coin Offerings: Financial Innovation or Scam.

Youth engagement with alcohol brands in the UK (2017)
Report
Morey, Y., Eadie, D., Purves, R., Hooper, L., Gillian, R., Warren, S., …Tapp, A. (2017). Youth engagement with alcohol brands in the UK

Report from Cancer Research UK, University of the West of England and University of Stirling which explores how young people engage with alcohol brands

Applying money laundering reporting requirements to virtual currencies: Syntax error (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hillman, H. (2017, May). Applying money laundering reporting requirements to virtual currencies: Syntax error. Presented at Sussex CRC Annual Graduate Conference

The development of virtual currencies in the past decade, and particularly the popularity of Bitcoin, has raised concerns that such technologies may be utilised by criminals for the purposes of money laundering. Recent guidance from the Financial Act... Read More about Applying money laundering reporting requirements to virtual currencies: Syntax error.

Are virtual currencies actually currencies? If not, what are they? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Hillman, H. (2015, March). Are virtual currencies actually currencies? If not, what are they?. Presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2015

To some extent the publicity around virtual currencies has subsided in recent months; Bitcoin is no longer worth over $1,000 per coin, in fact at the time or writing nearly 5 Bitcoins could be bought for $1,000, and it is not appearing in newspapers... Read More about Are virtual currencies actually currencies? If not, what are they?.

Are the current laws and potential enforcement measures effective in achieving the accountability of bank directors for their actions, or the actions of the banks they manage? A comparison of UK and US approaches (2014)
Book Chapter
Hillman, H. (2014). Are the current laws and potential enforcement measures effective in achieving the accountability of bank directors for their actions, or the actions of the banks they manage? A comparison of UK and US approaches. In N. Ryder, U. Turksen, & S. Hassler (Eds.), Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic CrisisRoutledge Cavendish

The recent banking crisis has highlighted deficiencies in the regulation of banks and in 2011 this gave rise to a full scale review of the banking sector and how it is regulated. New regulation came in the form of the Financial Services Act which rec... Read More about Are the current laws and potential enforcement measures effective in achieving the accountability of bank directors for their actions, or the actions of the banks they manage? A comparison of UK and US approaches.

Financial crime and gambling in a virtual world: A new frontier in cybercrime (2014)
Book
Chambers-Jones, C., & Hillman, H. (2014). Financial crime and gambling in a virtual world: A new frontier in cybercrime. Edward Elgar

In this unique book, the authors examine the relationship between real world legislation and the new advancements in technology, showing how this can lead to loopholes in legislative protection. They draw upon empirical research to highlight the juri... Read More about Financial crime and gambling in a virtual world: A new frontier in cybercrime.

Online child exploitation: Challenges and future research directions (2014)
Journal Article
Choo, K. K. R., Choo, K. R., Hillman, H., & Hooper, C. (2014). Online child exploitation: Challenges and future research directions. Computer Law and Security Review, 30(6), 687-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2014.09.007

© 2014 Henry Hillman, Christopher Hooper, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo. Given the relatively new phenomenon of online child exploitation-an important area of criminological and policy concern-it is difficult to obtain long term trend data on reported convi... Read More about Online child exploitation: Challenges and future research directions.

The carrot or the stick: Finding a balance in the regulatory conundrum (2013)
Journal Article
Hillman, H. (2013). The carrot or the stick: Finding a balance in the regulatory conundrum

The financial crisis has attracted comment from a wide variety of academics; Niall Ferguson is one such example, a historian commenting on a legal issue. Ferguson called for the jailing of bankers in his Reith lecturers for Radio 4 in 2012; such a me... Read More about The carrot or the stick: Finding a balance in the regulatory conundrum.

Showing they care, but about what? Does corporate social responsibility show companies have a nice side or that they are merely adapting to suit their environment? (2013)
Journal Article
Hillman, H. (2013). Showing they care, but about what? Does corporate social responsibility show companies have a nice side or that they are merely adapting to suit their environment?. International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 6(1/2/3), 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSE.2013.057757

This paper takes Unilever as an example of a multi-national corporation (MNC) and considers the environment it exists within. Specific attention is paid to the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR); a definition is sought and reasons for i... Read More about Showing they care, but about what? Does corporate social responsibility show companies have a nice side or that they are merely adapting to suit their environment?.

A drop in the ocean: Why record breaking fines are ineffective (2013)
Journal Article
Hillman, H. (2013). A drop in the ocean: Why record breaking fines are ineffective. International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 6(4), 222-231. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSE.2013.060841

In the continuing fallout from the LIBOR scandal, this paper seeks to compare the responses of the UK and the USA. Additionally, the potential for future action is discussed, assessing the options for each jurisdiction. The well documented fines are... Read More about A drop in the ocean: Why record breaking fines are ineffective.

Half the bank, half the risk part 2: The United Kingdom (2012)
Journal Article
Hillman, H. (2012). Half the bank, half the risk part 2: The United Kingdom. Business Law Review, 33(1), 2-11

This two-part article assesses the 2007/08 financial crisis: explaining how a speculative bubble began, grew and eventually burst; comparing it to the Great Crash of 1929; and assessing the possibility and practicality of a split between commercial a... Read More about Half the bank, half the risk part 2: The United Kingdom.

Half the bank, half the risk part 1: The United States (2011)
Journal Article
Hillman, H. (2011). Half the bank, half the risk part 1: The United States. Business Law Review, 318-329

This two-part article assesses the 2007/08 financial crisis: explaining how a speculative bubble began, grew and eventually burst; comparing it to the Great Crash of 1929; and assessing the possibility and practicality of a split between commercial a... Read More about Half the bank, half the risk part 1: The United States.