Criminal Law: Factual vs. Legal Causation

August 3, 2023

Factual causation, also known as “but-for” causation, refers to the direct link between the defendant’s actions and the harm caused. It asks whether the result would have occurred “but for” the defendant’s conduct. Whereas legal causation involves determining whether the defendant’s actions were a substantial and operative cause of the harm and whether it was reasonably foreseeable.

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