Regulatory offence

Filed Under: Criminal Law

2 definitions found for this term.
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Offences enacted by federal, provincial, or municipal governments that are used primarily to regulate risky behaviour that may cause harm. They are presumed to require strict liability

Offences that regulate risky behaviour that may cause harm but do not ordinarily involve truly criminal or morally reprehensible behaviour.

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