This series of audio presentations covers – in detail – the law relating to murder and involuntary manslaughter. In addition to the audio lecture presentations a number of self-test quiz questions are included.
As the lectures are extensive the recording has been split into separate lessons. The content of each lesson is displayed below.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Common elements of murder and manslaughter
Lesson 3: Killing a foetus
Lesson 4: Introduction to causation
Lesson 5: Legal causation – general principles
Lesson 6: Legal causation – escape cases
Lesson 7: Legal causation – a reasonable act in self-defence
Lesson 8: Legal causation – medical treatment
Lesson 9: Legal causation – take your victim
Lesson 10: How to answer examinations raising issues of causation
Lesson 11: Murder – the mens rea
Lesson 12: Involuntary manslaughter – introduction
Lesson 13: Manslaughter by an unlawful act (constructive manslaughter)
Lesson 14: Manslaughter by gross negligence
Lesson 15: Manslaughter by gross negligence – a circular test?
Lesson 16: Reckless manslaughter
Lesson 17 Test yourself QUIZ including MCQs (38 questions)
Duration: 160 minutes (approx)
Lecturer – Norman Baird:
Experienced full time Senior Lecturer and examiner of Criminal Law on LLB and GDL / CPE courses and Legal System and Jurisprudence on LLB courses and course director of an academic support programme for distance learning students on the University of London International Programmes LLB – an intercollegiate programme whose academic direction is provided by a consortium comprising KCL, LSE, UCL, Queen Mary, SOAS and Birkbeck.
As consultant to the University of London IP he advised on the development of the online resources, produced courses of recorded lecture presentations in the core LLB subjects and designed online research exercises available on the University of London’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
In addition he organises the QED Law Revision Seminars for LLB and GDL students which take place annually at University College London.
Author of Q&A Criminal Law published by Routledge (2015) – now in its 10th edition.