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Rethinking English Homicide Law

Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell


The law of homicide is probably the most high-profile area of the criminal law, and yet in recent years it has been relatively neglected by law-reform agencies. This book brings together six English criminal lawyers to discuss the future shape of the English law of homicide, and deals with such important topics as the definition of murder, the relevance of mental-abnormality provocation, unintentional killings, defences, and sentencing. It also considers broad policy choices and matters of detail in their contemporary social and legal contexts, and highlights the difficult issues that need to ... More

Keywords: murder, manslaughter, homicide law, definitions, mental abnormality, provocation, unintentional killing, defence, sentencing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198299158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Ashworth, editor
University of Oxford

Barry Mitchell, editor
University of Coventry