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Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples

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There are two states that make driving drowsy criminally negligent if they cause a fatal crash. Which two states have this law?

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1. Criminal negligence is a _____ violation of a law.

2. According to California law, which of these is not one of the three elements needed to find a person criminally negligent in the discharge of a firearm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of criminal negligence law. You will be quizzed on the definition of criminal negligence and examples of criminally negligent behavior in different states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will cover topics such as the following:

  • Criminal negligence
  • Negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Criminal negligence while driving
  • Children and criminal negligence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on criminal negligence law
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how these laws apply state by state and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about distracted or drowsy driving

Additional Learning

Keep studying this topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define behavior that is criminally negligent and explore examples
  • Understand examples of criminal negligence laws in various states
  • Distinguish between contexts in which behavior may be considered criminally negligent
  • Know what behaviors constitute negligent endangerment of a child
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