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Question: P3: Explain the law on involuntary manslaughter

M3: Apply the law on involuntary manslaughter in a given situation

D1 (partial): Evaluate the law on involuntary manslaughter

Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers - ASSIGNMENT 3
Unit Code: H/600/6161
QCF Level 3: BTEC National
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law (QCF)

Answer: M3: I have been given the task of advising Jamie and Harold on the likelihood of the success of an involuntary manslaughter charge against them.
From reading your case, I can say that the act was unlawful since a crime has occurred: Handcock and Shankland (1986), this is because a non-fatal offence occurred which was assault. Since Harold drove towards Kylie and she then became anxious, this is a form of assault because she felt a sense of fear when you were driving towards her, and so your act had caused Kylie to feel fear of an unlawful violence: Smith v Chief (1983). Since Harold was unaware that one his wheels were not bolted down securely, he would have not known that his car would have swerved off the road and his wheel would have come off and kill Kylie. Therefore, this risk was not known by Harold and, so he would not have thought that this would have happened to Kylie. However...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Applied Law (QCF)
  • Level: BTEC
  • Year: Not applicable
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  • Words: 2729
  • Date submitted: December 04, 2017
  • Date written: September, 2017
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8205

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