Gross Negligence Manslaughter and the Duty of Care

Criminal Law Review, Vol. 17, 2007

Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Jonathan Herring

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Elaine Palser

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article considers the offence of gross negligence manslaughter and in particular the requirement that the defendant owe the victim a duty of care. It considers whether the concept of duty of care has the same meaning in this context as it does in the law of tort. It argues that that essential it does and it should.

Keywords: gross negligence manslaughter, duty of care

Suggested Citation

Herring, Jonathan J. W. and Palser, Elaine, Gross Negligence Manslaughter and the Duty of Care (2007). Criminal Law Review, Vol. 17, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1287139

Jonathan J. W. Herring (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1NF
United Kingdom

Elaine Palser

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

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