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Ch 4: Criminal Liability Types

About This Chapter

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
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

1. Corporate Criminal Liability: Definition & Examples

Corporations, just like individuals, can be tried and convicted of committing crimes if managers, directors or even ordinary workers commit the crimes. There are two types: strict liability and vicarious liability.

Strict Liability: Definition, Crimes & Examples

2. Strict Liability: Definition, Crimes & Examples

This lesson will teach you what constitutes a strict liability crime. Review the definition of strict liability and examine the various types of strict liability crimes. Then, look at some examples to gain a better understanding of this type of crime.

Strict Liability Torts: Definition and Examples

3. Strict Liability Torts: Definition and Examples

Strict liability applies when a defendant places another person in danger, even in the absence of negligence, simply because he is in possession of a dangerous product, animal or weapon. The plaintiff need not prove negligence.

Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

4. Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

Negligence is an unintentional tort wherein one party is injured as a result of the actions of another. There are several elements that must be present to prove this tort.

Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples

5. Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of criminal negligence. We will also look at examples and discuss different laws covering criminal negligence, such as those related to driving and firearms.

What is Gross Negligence? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Gross Negligence? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll define gross negligence and distinguish it from simple negligence. We'll learn who determines whether an act is negligent or grossly negligent, and we'll look at a few examples to add clarity.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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