Manslaughter Under the Griffith Code: Rowing Not So Gently Down Two Streams of Law

Criminal Law Journal, 29(4), pp. 217-227, 2005

Posted: 10 Jul 2016

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Ben White

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Andrew Garwood-Gowers

Independent

Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This article considers the two streams of law that can lead to a conviction for manslaughter under the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). The first stream deals with acts or conduct that cause another's death in circumstances where that death is not an accident, while the second covers those deaths caused by criminal negligence. The article considers how the two streams of law interrelate and, in particular, the extent to which both are available in the same case. Some of the inconsistencies identified by judges in relation to these streams of law are considered and possible solutions are canvassed.

Keywords: Criminal law, Griffith Code, Unlawful killing, Manslaughter

Suggested Citation

White, Ben and Garwood-Gowers, Andrew and Willmott, Lindy, Manslaughter Under the Griffith Code: Rowing Not So Gently Down Two Streams of Law (2005). Criminal Law Journal, 29(4), pp. 217-227, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2806846

Ben White (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/whiteb/

Andrew Garwood-Gowers

Independent ( email )

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Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/willmott/

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