Author Cunningham, Sally
Title Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death
Imprint Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2008
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Homicide Reform and the Changing Character of Legal Thought -- 3 The Limits of Manslaughter -- 4 Whose Luck Is It Anyway? -- 5 Corporate Manslaughter: Need for a Special Offence? -- 6 Vehicular Homicide: Need for a Special Offence? -- 7 Mum's Not the Word: An Analysis of Section 5, Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 -- 8 Medical Killing: Need for a Specific Offence? -- 9 Dealing with Drug-induced Homicide -- 10 Manslaughter Versus Special Homicide Offences: An Australian Perspective -- 11 'Manslaughter': Generic or Nominate Offences? -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
The crime of manslaughter exists as a 'catch-all offence' to punish those who are blameworthy in causing the death of another but whose culpability falls short of that required for murder. Manslaughter is an extremely broad offence and it has a difficult task in ensuring that all those who warrant punishment for 'non-aggressive' deaths are convicted. Simultaneously, it should not be too broad in covering those who do not warrant punishment for such deaths. There is little consistency in whether a particular dangerous activity leads to liability for a specific offence or for the generic offence of manslaughter when death is caused. This book examines the current law and includes a variety of perspectives on the subject with chapters on specific modes of killing as well as issues that permeate all areas. The first half of the book deals with issues such as how any special offences for non-aggressive death should relate to a hierarchy of homicide offences. The second half deals with issues specific to different activities, which may or may not justify the creation of specific homicide offences. The book includes a comparative chapter on Australian law
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cunningham, Sally Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive Death Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2008 9780754673347
Subject Manslaughter -- Great Britain.;Criminal liability -- Great Britain.;Homicide -- Great Britain.;Negligence, Criminal -- Great Britain.;Corporate manslaughter
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