Manslaughter under the Griffith Code : rowing not so gently down two streams of law
This article considers the two streams of law that can lead to a conviction for manslaughter under the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). The first stream deals with acts or conduct that cause another's death in circumstances where that death is not an accident, while the second covers those deaths caused by criminal negligence. The article considers how the two streams of law interrelate and, in particular, the extent to which both are available in the same case. Some of the inconsistencies identified by judges in relation to these streams of law are considered and possible solutions are canvassed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Criminal law, Griffith Code, Unlawful killing, Manslaughter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Thomson Legal & Regulatory|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:15|
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