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Accidentally Breaking the Law and Strict Liability

When is it OK to make someone a criminal if the criminal act was an accident?  So called “strict liability crimes” (where the State doesn’t have to prove you meant to commit the crime) are everywhere from driving offenses to statutory rape.  When we punish people, is it OK to lock them up for their mistakes instead instead of true malicious acts?
Vice: “If You Accidentally Break the Law, Are You a Criminal?”

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