You own University Heights Apartments, a business that rents primarily to students. One evening, your tenant Sharon is attacked by an intruder who forces the lock on the sliding glass door of her ground-floor apartment. Sharon’s screams attract the attention of Darryl, your resident manager, who comes to Sharon’s aid. Together, Darryl and Sharon drive the intruder off, but not before they both are badly cut by the intruder.
Write a paper of 1000-1200 words answering the questions posed by this scenario.
- Is the intruder liable for what he has done, and to whom? Why or why not?
- Do you have legal responsibilities to Sharon and Darryl? Why or why not? If you do, are there any defenses you can raise?
- Do you have ethical responsibilities to Sharon and Darryl? Explain. If there are ethical responsibilities, what are they?
- What should you do to prevent or mitigate such events from happening in the future?
Cite to at least four scholarly references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.