Corporate Manslaughter

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Corporate manslaughter

* Homicide – this is when any act which results in unlawful killing of a person. The main criminal charges for homicide would be murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. However all homicides require the killing of a living person.

* Murder – this is when a person unlawful kills another person under the queens peace, with malice aforethought, either expressed or implied by the law so as the victim wounded or hurt etc, if they die due to the wound within a year and a day the defendant would be charged with murder.

* Actus Reus of murder would be if the defendant did the act or omitted to do a legally recognised duty. (An act or omission), the act was deliberate, the act was unlawful. (As opposed to killing in self defence), the defendants act was the significant cause of the death, the death was of a human being. * Mens Reus of murder would be having the clear intention to kill another human being.

* Voluntary manslaughter –

* Provocation - This is when a person is provoked by things done or said or sometimes both which may lead to a sudden and temporary loss of self control which leads the defendant into committing the crime. Provocation is such that a reasonable person would lose self control.

* Dimished responsibility – This is when a person is suffering from abnormality of mind (whether arising from arrested or retarded development of mind or any inherent causes or induced by disease or injury) impaired their mental responsibility for their acts and omissions involved in doing or being party to a killing.

* Involuntary –

* Constructive manslaughter – This is where the defendant performs an unlawful and dangerous act. For an act to be unlawful it must be criminal in nature. The actus Reus and mens rea of the unlawful act must be identified and proved. The…...

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