Manslaughter under the Griffith Code : rowing not so gently down two streams of law

White, Benjamin P., Garwood-Gowers, Andrew, & Willmott, Lindy (2005) Manslaughter under the Griffith Code : rowing not so gently down two streams of law. Criminal Law Journal, 29(4), pp. 217-227.

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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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ID Code: 7096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Criminal law, Griffith Code, Unlawful killing, Manslaughter
ISSN: 0314-1160
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 > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Thomson Legal & Regulatory
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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