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Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform


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Introduction Part One: Homicide law Reform and Law Reformers: The English Experience 1: Safe in Whose Hands? Judges, Experts, and Public Opinion in the Homicide Reform Process 2: The Rise of Regulation and the Fate of the Common Law Part Two: Homicide Offences: Disputing the Boundaries 3: On Being Morally and Legally Speaking, a 'Murderer' 4: Corporate Manslaughter and Public Authorities 5: Violating Physical Integrity: Manslaughter by Intentional Attack 6: Joint Criminal Ventures and Murder 7: Transferred Malice and the Remoteness of Outcomes from Intentions Part Three: Defences to Murder 8: Wrong Turnings on Defences to Murder Bibliography

About the Author

Jeremy Horder is Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law at King's College London, and a door tenant at 25 Bedford Row. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, and an Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. He was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales from 2005-2010. His previous books with OUP include Provocation and Responsibility (1992) and Excusing Crime (2004).


`Copiously footnoted, the book has extensive tables of cases and legislation, a useful index and a massive bibliography of almost twelve pages. What a find for those doing detailed research on this subject.' Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers `[A] fascinating monograph that challenges many received ideas and tendencies, and puts forward a nuanced view of the forces that should ideally operate to shape the law of homicide.' Andrew Ashworth (from the preface)

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