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Trussell

No need to speculate, there's a good way to research this issue. Britain has criminalized some workplace injuries. What has the impact been there?

And, let's not be naive and think that (mere) civil liability causes tortfeasors to swing their doors and files open to investigators of any type.

Colin Miller

An interesting side issue that arises from this and that is somewhat related to the question you raise is whether and to what extent Federal Rule of Evidence 407 and state counterparts apply at criminal trials:

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/2009/09/407-criminal--state-v-conleyslip-copy-2009-wl-3018121wisapp2009.html

Greg Nullet

Why should BP get a break on criminal negligence when an individual who drives too fast and crashes is at risk of jail time?

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