Involuntary Manslaughter (All 3 Types)

My notes (these are a much shortened version of them!) for: Involuntary Manslaughter - all 3 types

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4) Involuntary Manslaughter (the 2011 Criminal Law Special Study)

What is Involuntary Manslaughter?
An unlawful killing where the D does not have either direct or oblique intention to kill or cause GBH.
There are three ways of committing involuntary manslaughter:
1. Unlawful Act/Constructive Manslaughter
2. Gross Negligence Manslaughter
3. Reckless…

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R v Rogers (2003) ­ D applied a tourniquet while the V self injected. V died. D's act was held to be playing a part in the injection.
Guilty.
R v Kennedy (2007) ­ D prepared an injection of heroin which the V self injected and died from. D not…

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o R v Lidar (2000): D had been asked to leave a pub. Bouncer, arguing with a passenger in the car, put his arms through the open window and
D drove off. V was dragged under the wheels and killed, D convicted of Reckless Manslaughter.

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