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11 Cards in this Set

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respondeat superior
employers are legally liable for their employees’ illegal acts.
the parties liable for separate, lesser offenses following a crime.
the parties liable as principals before and during a crime.
the principle regarding parties to crime that establishes the conditions under which more than one person incurs liability before, during, and after committing crimes; when one person is liable for another person’s crime.
agreeing to commit a crime.
ignorance of the law
a defense that the defendant didn’t know the rules, so he couldn’t know he was breaking the law.
mere presence rule
a person’s presence at the scene of a crime doesn’t by itself satisfy the actus reus requirement of accomplice liability.
parent responsibility laws
statutes that make parents liable for their children’s crimes.
Pinkerton rule
the rule that conspiracy and the underlying crime are separate offenses.
result crimes
serious crimes that include causing a criminal harm in addition to the conduct itself, for example, criminal homicide.
vicarious liability
the principle of liability for another based on relationship.