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UNLAWFUL ACT
MANSLAUGHTER
OUTLINED IN THE HOMICIDE ACT 1957 AS THE "UNLAWFUL KILLING
WHERE THE D DOES NOT HAVE THE INTENTION TO KILL OR CAUSE
GBH."
REQUIRES PROOF OF THE D COMMITTING A DANGEROUS, CRIMINAL
ACT, WITH THE ACCOMPANYING MR, WHICH CAUSES THE DEATH OF
THE V.
CANNOT BE AN OMISSION.…read more

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UNLAWFUL ACT
Must be an actual act, and not merely an omission as
shown in Lowe (1973).…read more

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LAMB (1967)
No criminal offence involved, therefore no conviction of
manslaughter.…read more

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FRANKLIN (1883)
D threw a box off a pier and hit someone.
D was guilty of manslaughter as death arose from an
unlawful act.…read more

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AROBIEKE (1988)
No criminal act by the D, as the evidence did not show that
the D had physically threatened or chased the V.…read more

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NON-FATAL OFFENCE
· Include the AR of the non-fatal offence that applies to the
case study.…read more

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