Considering some lessons learnt about criminal liability for HIV exposure and transmission, this paper deals with criminal "reckless" harmful/contagious conducts with fatal outcomes. The main imputation problems might arise, also facing the CoViD-19 scenario, about: (1) the evidence for the causal link to determine whether the defendant effectively caused the event; (2) the distinction between "negligence" and "intent", and the limits of criminal "recklessness", according to the Italian Penal Code; (3) the confirmation of the so-called "risk link" between reckless conducts and caused events, concerning the possibly interrupting relevance of victims' conscious/voluntary exposure to the risk of contagion.
|Translated title of the contribution||Criminal liability for contagion. On "reckless" exposure to risk of infection (lessons from the hiv experience for the COVID-19 scenario)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy