Fine Lines and Distinctions: Murder, Manslaughter and the Unlawful Taking of Human Life

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In this powerful account, the authors show that - from Sir Edward Coke's classic common law definition of murder, through political fixes, poorly thought-out compromises and misguided legislative or Executive tinkering - the English law of homicide is in 'a mess'. Even the most adept legal minds are faced with what has been described in Parliament as 'fine lines and distinctions'. What must juries make of messy laws and how can anyone have confidence in criminal justice if laws affecting some of the most serious offences ...

Fine Lines and Distinctions: Murder, Manslaughter and the Unlawful Taking of Human Life 2011, Waterside Press, Winchester

ISBN-13: 9781904380665

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