Should the laws on involuntary manslaughter in England and Wales be reformed?

Lucy Todd, Kenar Usman, Faye Tyler, Lily Toffolo, Andrew Temple

Abstract


The laws surrounding involuntary manslaughter construct a confused picture of accountability to possible defendants, with many areas to the spectrum of involuntary manslaughter being created within the law, different branches begin to face varying critiques. With issues ranging from high thresholds resulting in low successful prosecution rates, to lack of definitions within the law depriving the people of certainty and predictability. However, current laws offer unique benefits for the purpose of these crimes, moreover, the criminal justice system may even become damaged through unnecessary reforms.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19164/sjppar.v1i1.799

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