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    There are two kinds of criminal omission: the simple failure to act (usually the failure to report something required by law), and the failure to intervene to prevent injuries and death to persons or the damage and destruction of property. Both omissions are criminal omissions only if defendants had a legal duty to act, even if there is no actus reus requirement.

    In your essay, please address the following:

    Define, compare, and contrast the "Good Samaritan" rule and the American bystander rule.
    Which rule is dominant in the United States?
    Which rule is best?
    Explain your position.
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    There are two kinds of criminal omission: the simple failure to act (usually the failure to report something required by law), and the failure to intervene to prevent injuries and death to persons or the damage and destruction of property. Both omissions are criminal omissions only if defendants had a legal duty to act, even if there is no actus reus requirement.
    In your essay, please address the following:
    Define, compare, and contrast the "Good Samaritan" rule and the American bystander rule.
    Which rule is dominant in the United States?
    Which rule is best?
    Explain your position.

    The Good Samaritan rule is a legal doctrine that is placated upon the legal jargon that an imperiled stranger necessitates an able bodied person who happens ...

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