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7. Homicide 2: Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter 

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

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10.1093/he/9780198753292.003.0007
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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.

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