Twenty states have passed criminal statutes aimed at reducing heat stroke deaths resulting from a child being left in a vehicle. This Note examines those statutes and the legal theories of punishment they rely upon. The Note proposes that state legislatures repeal these statutes and instead increase funding for programs aimed at expanding awareness and technological advances focused on preventing these tragedies.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
Washabaugh, Amanda, "Child Vehicular Heatstroke Deaths: How the Criminal Legal System Punishes Grieving Parents Over a Neurobiological Response" (2020). Cardozo Law Review de•novo. 78.