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Manslaughter Guideline Consultation

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Manslaughter Guideline Consultation

In May 2014 the Sentencing Council was asked by the then Lord Chancellor to develop a guideline for so called ‘one punch’ manslaughter following public concern about the sentences in some high profile cases.  The Council considered that it should look at manslaughter offences in the round and undertook to do so when time and resources allowed.  There is an existing guideline for manslaughter by reason of provocation issued by the Council’s predecessor body the Sentencing Guidelines Council (SGC) which is now out of date following legislative changes to the partial defences to murder but there are no existing guidelines for any other forms of manslaughter.

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  • England
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  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
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