The author examines the purpose of and the limitations on imposing strict liability for conduct deemed injurious to the public. He considers the applicability of strict liability to the unlawful possession of contraband and the importance of knowledge as an element of possession. After comparing the positions of the majority of jurisdictions and that taken by Maryland, the author concludes that the Maryland position is neither consistent nor justified.
Jewell, Ronald R.
"Notes and Comments: Strict Liability and Possession of Contraband: The Maryland Approach,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol3/iss1/6