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Consent (as a term of jurisprudence) is a possible justification for breaking the law. Defendants who use this defense are arguing that they should not be held liable for a crime, since the actions in question were taken with the "victim's" consent and permission. For example, if one signs a document stating that one is aware of the hazards of paintball, and that individual is then injured playing the game; it is possible that the person who shot said individual, in the eye, cannot be held liable. Consent has also been used as a defense in cases involving accidental deaths, which occurred during sexual bondage. Time (May 23, 1988) referred to this latter example, as the "Rough-Sex Defense".

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