This book considers criminal homicide in its social, historical and legal setting,and sets out the case for fundamental reform.
For three centuries the criminal law has given rise to a divergent set of approaches to the crime of homicide. Whereas the law of murder has not fundamentally changed, the crime of manslaughter has resulted in some forms of homicide being visited with relatively minor penalties. These various categories of homicide present considerable problems relating to intention, or lack of it, and the culpability of those whose behavior, while lacking in evident malice, is characterized by the grossest recklessness. The reaction of the relatives of victims is simpler; they frequently find it impossible to distinguish between the moral culpability of a drunken or disqualified driver who kills and that of an offender who is convicted of a murder resulting from a drunken brawl. This book addresses the powerful and controversial arguments for the current distinctions between murder, manslaughter and other specific categories of crime to be abolished and subsumed within a single crime of culpable homic
About the Author :
Louis Blom Cooper has contributed to With Malice Aforethought: A Study of the Crime and Punishment for Homicide as an author.
Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC (Editor) is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He was a practising barrister from 1952 to 2004, and took silk in 1970. He was a judge of the Court of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey from 1989 to 1996, and sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales from 1992 to 1996,
hearing housing and judicial review cases. He is on the Editorial Committee of Public Law. Sir Louis was Chairman of the Expert Witness Institute from 1997 -2004, Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission from 1987-1994, and has chaired over twelve Inquiries over the last decade, including the
|Title:||With Malice Aforethought: A Study of the Crime and Punishment for Homicide||Publisher:||Hart Publishing (UK)|
|Author:||Louis Blom Cooper, Terence Morris|
|No. of Pages:||204|
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