Show Summary Details
Page of

7. Homicide 2: Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter 

7. Homicide 2: Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter
7. Homicide 2: Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

Janet Loveless

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD LAW TROVE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Law Trove for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 February 2020

This chapter examines the provisions of criminal law for voluntary and involuntary manslaughter in Great Britain, explaining that voluntary manslaughter refers to intentional killings while involuntary manslaughter may be caused by gross negligence, recklessness, or the dangerous of unlawful acts. It discusses the concept of partial defences of loss of control and diminished responsibility under the Homicide Act 1957. The chapter also considers other homicide-related offences such as infanticide and causing death by dangerous, careless, or inconsiderate driving, and analyses court decisions in several relevant cases.

Access to the complete content on Law Trove requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access code, please see the information provided with the code or instructions printed within the title for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.