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Rhian Nicole Mason

Involuntary Manslaughter is when the defendant did not intend to the kill their victim.

Gross Negligence is based on the civil tort of negligence
Most cases are a result of an omission
Lord Hevart defined Gross Negligence in the Adomako (1994) case

There are 3 elements to…

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Rhian Nicole Mason

Investigating two cases:

Adomako (1994)

Lord Taylor CJ said Gross Negligence includes:

Indifference to an obvious risk of injury to health
Actual foresight of the risk, with the determination to go ahead anyway
An appreciation of the risk ­ an intention to avoid it but with a…


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