Vicarious Liability Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

Vicarious Liability
This paper examines the concept of vicarious liability and its applications in law enforcement.
# 96179 | 843 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 26, 2007 in Law (General) , Criminology (General)

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The paper explains that vicarious liability is a legal concept which refers to one party being held liable for the injury or damage sustained by another party, in spite of the fact that they had no active involvement in the incident. The paper clarifies that the intent behind vicarious liability is to hold the proper party accountable when harm is committed. The paper relates the history behind this concept and looks at a variety of situations in which a party, including contractors, parents and employers, may be charged with vicarious liability .

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Vicarious Liability," (2006) Online Lawyer Source. Retrieved November 25, 2006 from
  • "Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment." (1999), The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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