Rethinking English Homicide Law

Paperback | September 1, 2000

EditorAndrew Ashworth, Barry Mitchell

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The law of homicide is probably the most high-profile area of the criminal law, and yet in recent years it has been relatively neglected by law reform agencies. Rethinking English Homicide Law brings together six top English criminal lawyers to discuss the future shape of the English law ofhomicide and deals with such important topics as the definition of murder, the relevance of mental abnormality provocation, unintentional killings, defences, and sentencing The book also considers broad policy choices and matters of detail, in their contemporary social and legal context, andhighlights the difficult issues that need to be tackled if we are to have an up-to-date law of murder and manslaughter.

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The law of homicide is probably the most high-profile area of the criminal law, and yet in recent years it has been relatively neglected by law reform agencies. Rethinking English Homicide Law brings together six top English criminal lawyers to discuss the future shape of the English law ofhomicide and deals with such important topics ...

Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829915X

ISBN - 13:9780198299158

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Table of Contents

1. Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell: Introduction2. William Wilson: Murder and the Structure of Homicide Law3. Ronnie Mackay: Diminished Responsibility and Mental Disorder4. Celia Wells: Provocation: the Paradigm Principle5. Chris Clarkson: Rethinking Involuntary Manslaughter6. Nicola Lacey: Partial Defences in Homicide7. Martin Wasik: Sentencing in Homicide Cases