criminal negligence

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Noun1.criminal negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Police are probing criminal negligence claims after daughter Diane Grimoldby alleged a catalogue of neglect.
It's on the gross negligence or criminal negligence theory,'' Cromer said.
Hamza said that the criminal negligence of the previous rulers with regard to solving the national problems had made the nation a beggar.
Shahbaz alleged the cost of the Nandipur power project had increased from Rs 22 billion to Rs 51 billion due to criminal negligence of the previous government.
Mary Hanche, 22, and her husband Christopher, 26 have been charged with criminal negligence over the incident in Louisiana.
According to sources, police arrested two accused allegedly involved in abduction cases but due to criminal negligence of security forces, both of them managed to escape from police custody.
Beckingham, of Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, was cleared of manslaughter by gross criminal negligence but convicted of a health and safety breach.
An investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office concluded that Christian should have not mistaken Jensen for a suspect, but that Christian's actions did not amount to criminal negligence.
ISLAMABAD -- As a consequence of severe load shedding across country, the residents of federal capital are facing acute water shortage due to apathy and criminal negligence of officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA).
He blamed "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism".
More rightly condemns the ``corruption and criminal negligence that has swelled over this the Belmont Learning Center project'' (Public Forum, July 17).