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Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter is an unlawful killing where the defendant did not have the necessary intention (malice aforethought) for murder. The term ‘involuntary manslaughter’ is used to distinguish this type of killing from voluntary manslaughter where the defendant did have the intention for murder, but because of the special defences of diminished responsibility, provocation or suicide pact, the crime is reduced to manslaughter. There are three categories of involuntary manslaughter: constructive act manslaughter (also known as unlawful act manslaughter), gross negligence manslaughter and reckless manslaughter.


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