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Absolute liability essay

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This was an essay for year 12 legal studies at Canberra College. The essay was on absolute liability and it scored just shy of 100%.

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Technology Law Labor Business Common law Tort law Criminal law Fault Strict liability Absolute liability Regulatory offence Inchoate offences in English law R. v. City of Sault Ste-Marie
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Technology Law Labor Business Common law Tort law Criminal law Fault Strict liability Absolute liability Regulatory offence Inchoate offences in English law R. v. City of Sault Ste-Marie
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An offence such as this should be classified as a ‘strict liability’ offence instead because of the broadness and vagueness of the wording of the offence . Due to this broadness in the wording of the offence it might prove easy for those not criminally responsible for the crime to be caught in the net and considering it being an ‘absolute liability’, and could result in innocents being sent to prison for 20 years without a chance to defend themselves. But worst of all, it does not even allow the ASIO agents access to their own web pages. Society has found over time that certain behaviour is likely to cause harm, so proving intent to cause such harm is not necessary. This is why liability has been broken down into different categories, including some (strict and absolute) w...
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