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Criminal Liability Types - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert criminal justice instructors cover several types of criminal liability. As you work through the chapter at your own pace, you'll examine topics like strict liability crimes, negligence torts, criminal negligence and more. The chapter includes interactive lesson quizzes and a comprehensive multiple-choice exam. You'll be able to access the chapter resources at any time using any desktop, laptop or mobile device. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Define the concept of corporate criminal liability
- Evaluate crimes related to strict liability
- Compare strict liability torts and negligence torts
- Assess criminal negligence laws
- Define gross negligence
1. Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples
Criminal liability is the concept that any individual or entity that breaks the law may be held accountable and subject to legal ramifications. Explore the definition of criminal liability and review examples of corporate crime including the case of United States v. Park in order to gain a further understanding.
2. Strict Liability: Definition, Crimes & Examples
A strict liability crime is a criminal act that does not require a specific mental state for the offender to be declared guilty of the crime. Learn about the definition, examples, and types of strict liability crimes.
3. Strict Liability Torts: Definition and Examples
In strict liability torts, a party can be held responsible for damage inflicted on another party regardless of whether the damage was intentional. Explore the definition, types, and examples of strict liability torts, and how they apply to animals owned or possessed, abnormally dangerous acts, and product liability.
4. Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases
Explore the definition of negligence torts and the five elements that prove negligence in a lawsuit: duty, breach of duty, cause in fact, proximate causes, and damages. See examples of negligence tort cases and learn about the Palsgraf case, one of the landmark personal injury cases.
5. Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples
Criminal negligence occurs as someone is careless, or actionably disregards people's rights and safety. Identify the laws involved in example scenes involving negligence in gun, vehicle, and child safety.
6. What is Gross Negligence? - Definition & Examples
It is important to understand the distinction between simple negligence and gross negligence. Explore the definitions of both of these, then look at when running an errand turns deadly, nursing home care, and a story of tainted toothpaste, to learn how to determine whether something is actually gross negligence.
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