Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit

86 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2018 Last revised: 7 Oct 2019

See all articles by Valena Elizabeth Beety

Valena Elizabeth Beety

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

Alex Kreit

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Anne Boustead

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jeremiah Goulka

Northeastern University - School of Law, Health in Justice Action Lab

Caitlin Scott

Northeastern University - School of Law, Health in Justice Action Lab

Leo Beletsky

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences; Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine

Date Written: October 4, 2019

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, 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

Suggested Citation

Beety, Valena Elizabeth and Kreit, Alex and Boustead, Anne and Goulka, Jeremiah and Scott, Caitlin and Beletsky, Leo, Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit (October 4, 2019). 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

Alex Kreit

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( email )

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

Anne Boustead

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jeremiah Goulka (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law, Health in Justice Action Lab ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Caitlin Scott

Northeastern University - School of Law, Health in Justice Action Lab

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)

Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health, UCSD School of Medicine ( email )

9500 Gilman Drive
MC 0507
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

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