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Excluding Fault from Criminal Responsibility: Strict and Vicarious Liability: Quasi-criminal or Regulatory Offences?

Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199239757
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191705151 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0008

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England

 Excluding Fault from Criminal Responsibility: Strict and Vicarious Liability: Quasi-criminal or Regulatory Offences?

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In stark contrast with practically every other area of criminal law development during the 19th century, strict and vicarious liability were subject to scarcely any extrajudicial commentary or evaluation. And certainly no contemporary theoretical analysis of the general significance of these forms of liability was offered by general criminal law treatises. This chapter discusses the historical development of the concepts of strict and vicarious liability.

Keywords: English law; criminal law; criminal liability; strict liability; vicarious liability

Chapter.  6806 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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