Criticism Of Involuntary Manslaughter

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A criticism for unlawful act manslaughter is that death could result of being unexpected, if the same act resulted in minor injury then the defendant would be liable for the offence of actual bodily harm, secondly, a defendant who did not realise there was a risk of any injury is still guilty because of the objective nature of the test. Therefore the law relating to involuntary manslaughter is outdated and insufficient and is in need of reform. The law commission had recommended to get rid of unlawful act manslaughter as it was so outdated that it was difficult to convict the defendant on the basis that the defendant was to have realised there was some risk to another resulting in the unlawful act. In the law commission have recommended a structure

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