On Being, Morally and Legally Speaking, a ‘Murderer’

Jeremy Horder

in Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199561919
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743306 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

On Being, Morally and Legally Speaking, a ‘Murderer’

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This chapter examines the law commission's 2006 recommendations for reform of murder. It examines the recommendations for offences of first and second degree murder, concentrating on the fault elements. It also seeks to address criticisms of the law commission recommendations. It questions the aspiration for a fully codified law of homicide in a single statute, and instead commends a more plural approach involving piecemeal reform.

Keywords: law commission; first degree murder; second degree murder; codification

Chapter.  12127 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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