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(p. 83) 4. Strict, vicarious, and corporate liability 

(p. 83) 4. Strict, vicarious, and corporate liability
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(p. 83) 4. Strict, vicarious, and corporate liability
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Nicola Monaghan

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198753278.003.0004
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date: 19 September 2019

Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. This chapter discusses the three special forms of liability: strict liability, vicarious liability, and corporate liability. A strict liability offence is an offence which does not require proof of at least one mens rea element. Vicarious liability imposes liability on the defendant for the acts or omissions of another person. Corporate liability relates to the liability of a company for a criminal offence.

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