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Criminal Law - Homicide and Defences

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These are detailed notes for criminal law readings, covering corporate homicide, and different types of defences including insanity defence and automatism defence. It also contains notes on many cases as a conclusion for homicide.

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Law Criminal law Elements of crime Common law English criminal law Forensic psychology Homicide Manslaughter Causation Fault Murder in English law Omission Dobinson
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Law Criminal law Elements of crime Common law English criminal law Forensic psychology Homicide Manslaughter Causation Fault Murder in English law Omission Dobinson
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• A part of the problem is that the harms caused by the corporations’ misdeeds are not considered the same as harms caused by private people. They are viewed as accidents which are remedied through the law of torts. (Swigert and Farrell) o For example, if a defective product caused someone’s death, it is not going to be viewed murder or even manslaughter. It will be an issue of product liability. • The criminality of corporations has thus failed to be recognised as a conventional criminal harm that requires a conventional punitive response. • The strong push for making a profit has arguably resulted in a c...
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