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Restructuring the Homicide Offences to Tackle Violence, Discrimination and Drugs in a Modern Society

Elliott, C. and de Than, C. (2009). Restructuring the Homicide Offences to Tackle Violence, Discrimination and Drugs in a Modern Society. King's Law Journal, 20(1), pp. 69-88. doi: 10.1080/09615768.2009.11427721

Abstract

This article argues that the current law on homicide fails to satisfy the goal of “fair labelling” leading to an indirect risk of discrimination against vulnerable members of our society who are not being consistently recognized as the victims of a fatal crime. The case is put forward for two new rungs in the homicide ladder of “aggravated murder” and “aggravated manslaughter”, along with statutory offences which directly cater for the victims of drug homicides and domestic abuse leading to a suicide.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in King's Law Journal in 2009, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09615768.2009.11427721
Publisher Keywords: Murder, manslaughter, infanticide, Law Commission
Subjects: K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6701
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