Fault in Homicide

Fault in Homicide

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Yeo's work examines the laws of England, Australia and India pertaining to the fault elements required for the crimes of murder and manslaughter. It contends that the Indian laws are superior and suggests a set of draft provisions which could comprise a viable model for reform of the English and Australian laws. The work is directly relevant to issues being considered in the development of the Model Criminal Code.Towards a Schematic Approach to the Fault Elements for Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter in England, Australia and India ... I shall observe later that the Indian Penal Code prescribes a type of fault element for murder which is similar to this proposal. ... This doctrine became part of the criminal law long before any requirement of mens rea figured in the law. ... 160 For examples of authorities on escape-murder, see Mackalley (161 1) 9 Co Rep 616, 77 ER 824; Porter (1873) 12 Coxanbsp;...

Title:Fault in Homicide
Author: Stanley Meng Heong Yeo
Publisher:Federation Press - 1997-01

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