This article argues that criminals should not be allowed to bring civil tort suits against the victims of their crimes. It analyzes cases that allow and do not allow recovery by criminal for injuries occurring during the commission of a crime. The article closes with a plea for legislative reform to disallow criminal the protections of law while in the act of committing a crime.
Michael A. L. Balboni,
CLOSING THE COURTS TO FELONIOUS PLAINTIFFS WHO ARE INJURED BY THEIR OWN CONDUCT: A CASE FOR CODIFYING COMMON SENSE,
25 Fordham Urb. L.J. 393
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