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Do you think negligence should be a basis for criminal liability?

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bellaitaliapicz

Asked by bellaitaliapicz at 5:13 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In an industrial workplace setting... absolutely.
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 5:13 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • i think homocide should be on the table as well for upper managment in industrial deaths.
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 5:14 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • There is criminal negligence - you are thinking of BP?
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 5:16 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I had to do a discussion for my Criminal Law class and people had a lot of different opinions about it, so I thought I would see what you all thought.
    bellaitaliapicz

    Comment by bellaitaliapicz (original poster) at 5:18 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • My answer is yes, but I think an investigation would need to be conducted in each case to determine if it was actually negligence or stupidity.
    CorrinaWithrow

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 5:30 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes- especially in the workplace.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 5:30 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes. But I also think it depends on who was being negligent, how long they knew about the potential hazard, and what the catalyst was for the negligence in reaching the criminal level.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:49 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Ummm ... isn't it already?

    It's called "criminal negligence", right?
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:15 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Yes, Realtors can get into very serious trouble for negligence...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 1:13 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • @ waldorfmom--Yes, it is called criminal negligence. I was asking people's opinions.
    bellaitaliapicz

    Comment by bellaitaliapicz (original poster) at 2:12 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

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