Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit

36 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2018 Last revised: 11 Dec 2018

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Valena Elizabeth Beety

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; West Virginia University - College of Law

Alex Kreit

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Jeremiah Goulka

Health in Justice Action Lab

Leo Beletsky

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Date Written: October 12, 2018

Abstract

In response to the growing opioid crisis, many prosecutors are treating overdose deaths as homicides. Since 2010, drug-induced homicide prosecutions have increased at least threefold. Criminal defense attorneys and defendants' families have asked for help in understanding these cases and how to defend them. This Toolkit is an effort to provide that help.

Keywords: drug-induced homicide, drug-induced death

JEL Classification: K14, I14, I3

Suggested Citation

Beety, Valena Elizabeth and Kreit, Alex and Goulka, Jeremiah and Beletsky, Leo, Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit (October 12, 2018). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 467. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3265510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3265510

Valena Elizabeth Beety

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

West Virginia University - College of Law ( email )

101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV West Virginia 26506
United States

Alex Kreit

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( email )

701 B Street
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Jeremiah Goulka (Contact Author)

Health in Justice Action Lab ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Leo Beletsky

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
617-373-5540 (Phone)

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