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Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Jeremy Horder


This book begins with the story of efforts to reform the law of homicide in England and Wales. Having wrested control over the direction of reform from the judiciary, successive governments have been content to oversee a narrowly focused, pluralist model of reform. Under this model, individuals and interest groups — extending to bureaucratised lay bodies representing a variety of special interests — compete for a reforming influence with civil servants and ministers. However, what has remained neglected is any serious attempt by government to discover the views of the general public on homicid ... More

Keywords: homicide reform, public opinion, murder, manslaughter, partial defences, secondary liability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199561919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Horder, author
Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law, King's College London