CRIM 135 Lecture Notes - False Imprisonment, Ant-Zen, Ginger Beer

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
School
Simon Fraser University
Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 135
TOPIC #9 TORT LAW
Classification of Torts
Tort Law
Tort = Private wrong
Criminal law = public interest, catch offender & punishment
Tort law = private interest, compensation not for punishment
many torts arose from common law over time
A. INTENTIONAL TORTS
a deliberate infliction of harm
Extent of Liability- Automatically entitled to compensation of all harm done
Normally would not sue unless compensation is worth more
1. Injuries to the Person
(a) Injuries to the Body
(i) Assault
o Intentional recreation of a reasonable apprehension of imminent, offensive or harmful contact
o Apprehension of assault no physical contact - eg apprehension „waving of fist‟ , threatening with knife/gun
o Imminent must be immediate danger
o The „tort of assault‟, different from „crime of assault‟
o Typically (not always) precedes the battery
o Anything „harmful‟ and „offensive‟ – thus include spitting - eg Smelling your hair “may not be harmful, but is
offensive‟
Tort Law
Intentional Torts
Unintentional Torts
Injuries to the
Person
Injuries to
Property
Nuisance
Negligence
Injuries to the Body
Assault
Battery
False
Imprisonment
Injuries to
Reputation
Libel
Slander
Malicious
Prosecution
Injuries to
Real Property
Trespass
Injuries to
Personal
Property
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