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D1 Helpsheet. Using the materials on Moodle, your evaluation of murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter should: include independent research of the criticisms of the current law discuss and fully justify these criticisms

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D1 helpsheet

D1 Helpsheet

  • Using the materials on Moodle, your evaluation of murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter should:

    • include independent research of the criticisms of the current law

    • discuss and fully justify these criticisms

    • provide recommendations as to how the laws could be improved.

  • Consider the following questions:

  • Murder:

    • Should MR of murder include intention to cause GBH as well as killing?

    • Is a mandatory life sentence appropriate?

  • Voluntary manslaughter:

    • Consider how the updated law on provocation may have improved the use of this defence

    • Should the definition of “abnormality of the mind” be a legal test or a medical test?

    • Do “reasonable” people respond to provocation by killing?

  • Involuntary manslaughter:

    • Is it right that manslaughter is a very wide ranging offence?

    • Is it right that guilt is assessed objectively with no account of D’s personal circumstances?

    • Should MR of UAM include foresight of death? (at the moment it does not)

  • PLEASE NOTE: These questions are NOT an exhaustive list of what needs to be covered in this task but a suggestion as to how your work could be structured and what could be discussed


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