Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit
86 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2018 Last revised: 7 Oct 2019
Date Written: October 4, 2019
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, now in its second edition, is an effort to provide that help.
Keywords: drug-induced homicide, drug-induced death, drug delivery resulting in death, strict liability, DIH
JEL Classification: K14, I14, I3
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