The essay should exhibit great understanding of the text highlighted below and should be primarily based on them. The essay should carefully understand and answer the question and should avoid deviations. Use of extra material other than the ones mentioned below is highly encouraged.
A Ashworth and B Mitchell, ‘Introduction’ in A Ashworth and B Mitchell (eds),
Rethinking English Homicide Law (2000)
• JR Spencer, ‘Intentional Killings in French Law’, and
• A Pedain, ‘Intentional Killings: the German Law’, comparative studies for the
English Law Commission (2005); available online ( )
Further reading:
• A Ashworth and B Mitchell (eds), Rethinking English Homicide Law (2000)
chs 2, 5 and 6
• CMV Clarkson and S Cunningham (eds), Criminal Liability for Non-Aggressive
Death (2008)
• GP Fletcher, Rethinking Criminal Law, new edn. (2000) chs 4 and 5
• J Horder (ed), Homicide Law in Comparative Perspective (2007)
• J Horder, Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform (2012) especially chs 2, 3,
5 and 8
• G Maher, ‘“The Most Heinous of All Crimes”: Reflections on the Structure of
Homicide in Scots Law’ in J Chalmers et al (eds.), Essays in Criminal Law in
Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon (2010)
• B Mitchell, ‘Public Perceptions of Homicide and Criminal Justice’ (1998) 38
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