The definition of nonfeasance is basically criminal negligence committed by a high status individual, typically a government employee.
Nonfeasance: not performing an act which results in a crime being committed.
However, nonfeasance can be used in lieu of the word crime when an officer of a corporation has failed to act, resulting in an unlawful incident.
Nonfeasance Example: Government Employee
A vehicle inspection agency employee that allows an unsafe vehicle on the road which results in injury.
Nonfeasance Example: Citizen
Not shoveling snow and cleaning ice around their property which results in a "slip and fall."
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Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 15 years as a Professional Private Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, legal firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of numerous investigative & security training programs in various capacities.