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Criminal law Law Elements of crime Common law Homicide English criminal law Forensic psychology Manslaughter Self-defence Omission Causation Murder in English law Donna Spears Butterworths
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Credit: Request to be anonymous. Available on request. Page 1 of 34 Murder & Manslaughter - see pg 10 Donna Spears Murder Murder is a common law offence in Victoria, the maximum punishment for which under s.3is 'life imprisonment'.At common law, the crime is committed when a person voluntarily and without lawful excuse causes the death of a human being. Coke Institutes of the Laws of England (1797)explained the offence of murder as being one where "a person commits an offence of murder if, while of sound mind and over the age of legalresponsibility, he or she unlawfully kills another human being with maliceaforethought" ISSUES Actus Reus elements: Firstly, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that D's voluntary act caused V's death (Wool...
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