GUILT BY ASSOCIATION

The term that applies to the responsibility for a deed that has been ascribed to another person because they have a connection to the person doing the deed.

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: "Joe had guilt by association as he was there when the shop was robbed."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GUILT BY ASSOCIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/guilt-by-association/ (accessed April 6, 2020).
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