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Criminal Law (OCR) G153: Voluntary Manslaughter Essay. (January, 2010).




Anya, 20, lives with her boyfriend Samir, 45. Samir makes Anya have sex with his friends and is
violent when drunk. Anya has tried to commit suicide several times and her doctor has prescribed
anti-depressants. Samir comes home drunk, hits Anya…

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Criminal Law (OCR) G153: Voluntary Manslaughter Essay. (January, 2010).




(1995) it was held that even though there may be a time lapse between the victim's actions and the
defendants, there can still be held to be a "sudden and temporary loss of control".
However, this idea of "sudden and temporary…

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Criminal Law (OCR) G153: Voluntary Manslaughter Essay. (January, 2010).




Furthermore, she appears to be suffering with battered woman syndrome and depression; these will be
taken into account when considering whether a reasonable person with similar characteristics would have
done the same.
However, the defence of provocation may not succeed with…

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