Accomplice & Vicarious Liability: Similarities & Differences


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When a _____ or the primary actor in the commission of a crime has assistance from someone, that person might be fully liable for the crime.

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1. Which is the BEST definition of an accomplice?

2. Vicarious liability is also called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the differences and similarities between accomplice and vicarious liability. You'll be answering questions on important topics like the primary actor in the commission of a crime and an accurate description of an accomplice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of the following:

  • Another term for vicarious liability
  • Insurance claim after purchasing a fraudulent policy
  • Accomplice to criminal activity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on accomplice and vicarious liability, including what it means to be an accomplice to a crime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a term for the primary actor in the commission of a crime
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an insurance claim that's been purchased by a fraudulent scheme and another way of referring to 'vicarious liability'

Additional Learning

You can read more about criminal offenses in the lesson called Accomplice & Vicarious Liability: Similarities & Differences. The following areas of study will be considered:

  • Concept of liability and the ways it can be determined
  • Accomplice liability
  • Example of vicarious liability