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Murder/Involuntary Manslaughter assignment

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Criminal law Elements of crime Law Common law Crimes Act Manslaughter Omission Murder Mens rea Recklessness Causation Criminal negligence Matilda Peter Rush Stanley Yeo
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Criminal law Elements of crime Law Common law Crimes Act Manslaughter Omission Murder Mens rea Recklessness Causation Criminal negligence Matilda Peter Rush Stanley Yeo
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Homicide is the commission of the lawful or unlawful killing of a human by another. Humanness with respect to murder is defined by s20 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and for manslaughter under common law (R v Hutty [953] VR 338 at 339).1 Her death2 was unlawful in that it was not of her own volition nor lawfully permissible. Section 18 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) deals specifically with criminal liability for homicide without a valid legal defence in order to establish David's criminal liability, if any, it's necessary to establish the elements of actus reus and mens rea to determine charge for murder3 or manslaughter. ELEMENTS OF ACTUS REUS With respect to David's liability for the cause of death we are concerned with his omission to seek medical attention and not the supply of drug. Matilda's volunt...
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