The Criminal Code here in Canada includes the crime of arson by both intentional acts and by negligence or recklessness.
1. Is arson by negligence or recklessness a crime in other jurisdictions?
2. Have you ever seen someone charged and/or convicted of arson through negligence or recklessness?
3. Regardless of whether there was a conviction, what did the accused do that was claimed to be sufficiently negligent or reckless to warrant charging them with a crime?
Michael A. Learmonth,
B.A.Sc., M.B.A., M.Eng., J.D., LL.B., C.F.E.I., P.Eng.
Senior Associate, Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering and Science
40 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1T1
Phone: 416-368-1700 ext. 225