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2.1 Elements of a crime
2.2 Definition of “omission”
2.3 Distinguishing acts from omissions
2.4 Omissions as a source of liability
3.1 Liability for omissions under the common law
3.2 Statutes that impose a duty to act
3.3 Failure to prevent or report criminal conduct
3.4.1 Care of children and other dependents
3.4.3 Voluntary assumption of care for another
3.5 Duty to avert a danger that was created by defendant
3.6.1 Situation 1: Refusal by the patient to consent to treatment
3.6.2 Situation 2: Withholding treatment in the best interest of the patient
3.6.3 Situation 3: Practical and financial considerations
4.1 First type: voluntary assumption of a duty
4.2 Second type: voluntary performance of an act that incurs a duty
4.3 Third type: justification without voluntariness
5.1.1 Fatal shootings attributable to negligence
5.1.2 Custodial deaths attributable to negligence
5.1.3 The common law application vs CMCHA
5.2 Liability for omission in international criminal law
6.1 The central debate on attaching liabilities to omissions
6.2 The Act-Omission Paradox
6.3 Summary
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Published by: diannagene on Dec 23, 2011
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