Criminal Law

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How is strict liability associated to criminal law?

In simplest terms, strict liability crimes relate to matters which will assign criminal liability regardless of the mental state of the accused or suspect. They are often associated with matters in which society essentially wants to send a clear cut message that even mistakes won’t be tolerated and harsh punishment will be dealt even if one is unaware at the time that they are committing a crime.

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