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Class 4 3 4

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Class 4 3 4

  1. 1. LIABILITY FOR AN OMISSION • Omission-Defined Offense – where the text of the offense describes omission as prohibited • Imputation – liability is imposed in the absence of conduct called for by the statute when the defendant has both a legal duty and capacity to perform
  2. 2. EXAMPLES OF “LEGAL DUTY TO ACT” RELATIONSHIPS • Parent to child • Spouse to spouse • Employer to employee • Landowner to invitees • Captain of a ship to sailors

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