Strict Liability Crime to Purchase Alcohol for a Minor Provide a minimum 3-page maximum 5 page, double spaced, with 1-inch margin response to the following question: Most states make it a crime to purchase alcohol for a minor.
These crimes generally do not require proof that the defendant knew the person for whom the alcohol was purchased was under the legal drinking age.
Should the same strict liability apply to the crime of furnishing alcohol to a minor? If so, should a host at a private party that is attended by both adults and minors and furnishes alcohol to both groups be held criminally liable?
Should the host be able to offer evidence that he reasonably believed a minor was old enough to drink? Would it help your analysis if the law made such defense available to bars and liquor stores that require buyers to provide proof of age?
Hint: This question is designed to help you understand the concept of “strict liability” and how it is different than almost all other crimes. You will need to understand what means re means and apply it to the question. 1 to 5 references can be used. It does not have to be only 5.
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