LEG500 week 1 Discussions
An argument for the imposition of a legal duty to rescue lies within the idea of ethics, or “what we should do. However, the imposition of legal duty to rescue can be imposed based on other factors (Halbert&Ingulli, 2012, p.1). An example of when a legal duty to rescue is imposed is when an individual’s job is to protect, such as that of a police officer. It is the officer’s duty as permitted and required by the state to protect people from harm (p.8). An argument against the imposition is that it intrudes upon the rights of individuals and requires the person to take action that could result in harm to his or herself.