Unlawful Act Manslaughter

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  • Unlawful Act Manslaughter
    • Unlawful Act
      • Must be a criminal offence
        • Lamb
      • Can't be a civil wrong
        • Franklin
      • Can't be an ommission
        • Lowe
    • Dangerous Act
      • Test from Church
        • Would the sober and reasonable person foresee the risk of some harm, albeit not serious harm.
      • Does not need to be aimed at the victim
        • Mitchell
      • Can be aimed at property
        • Goodfellow
      • Judged subjectively on the knowledge which the D had at the time
        • Dawson
        • Watson
    • Substantial Cause of Death
      • Corrion Auguiste
      • D will not be guilty for drug use unless D injects the V with the noxious drugs
        • Kennedy (not guilty)
        • Cato (Guilty)
      • Act need not be the sole cause of death
        • Shodid
        • Carey
        • Lewis
    • Mens Rea
      • Only requires the Mens Rea of the Unlawful Act
      • Newbury and Jones
    • AG Ref No. 4 of 1994 (1998)


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