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Ch 4: Criminal Liability Types

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Take a look at this series of criminal law lessons to review the different types of criminal liability. This convenient online chapter is designed to help you boost your knowledge of criminal liability for exams, class assignments, projects or any academic purpose.

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Criminal Liability Types
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Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

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.

Strict Liability: Definition, Crimes & Examples

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.

Strict Liability Torts: Definition and Examples

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.

Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

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.

Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples

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.

What is Gross Negligence? - Definition & Examples

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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