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crime and tort notes - Crime and Tort - Similarities and...

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- Similarities and Differences • The important distinction: Social control rather than dispute settlement •C r im e – An act officially defined as unacceptable, where punishment rather than restitution is usually prescribed. • Tort – A civil wrong – an act which causes injury but which is not a threat to the citizenry in general or to the public order. Crime and Tort - Similarities and Differences (Continued) Crime - Culpability and sanction - State initiation - Deterrence and punishment - Social Control • Difficult areas - Negligence or Tort - Unintentional injury (Accident, negligence) - Private initiation - Restitution and compensations - Economic justice Reckless disregard Tort and Crime - Important Point • The distinctions shown in outline form are an over-simplified introduction to the topic. They are designed to underscore two different responses to wrongful
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOC 241 taught by Professor Papachristos during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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