January 01, 2016

The Increasing Application of Criminal Law to Disasters and Tragedies

Denis Binder

The 1970s witnessed the application in the United States of criminal law in three new areas: environmental protection, workplace safety, and food safety. Over the last several decades a fourth area has been added to the list in both civil law and common law jurisdictions around the globe on a variety of theories: disasters and tragedies.

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