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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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