The Law Commission's Proposed Restructuring of Homicide.
Journal of Criminal Law
In response to a Consultation Paper from the Law Commission, I welcomed the proposals to subdivide the law of murder, but pointed out difficulties where juries could not agree on the reasons for a verdict of "second degree" murder. I also proposed that mercy killing within the family should be "second degree" murder, and explored more fully what the doctrinal scope and significance of "reckless indifference" ought to be.
|Title:||The Law Commission's Proposed Restructuring of Homicide|
|Additional information:||The article was praised by the Law Commission in its final Report where the recommendations in this article were discussed. The article was also cited by Professor Ashworth in the Criminal Law Review.|
|Keywords:||first degree murder, second degree murder, split juries, mercy killing, reckless indifference|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws|
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