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Involuntary Manslaughter
The term involuntary manslaughter covers a verity of situations where death has occurred as a result
of the conduct of the accused and in circumstances where it has been deemed appropriate to find
the accused criminally responsible for that death. Involuntary manslaughter falls into two main
categories: constructive…

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The dangerous and unlawful act need not be aimed at a person - R v Goodfellow. The
defendant set fire to his council house. It was unknown to him that his wife and one of his children
were still in the house and both died.

3. Death ­ the unlawful…


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