Unlawful Act Manslaughter And Gross Negligence Manslaughter

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Unlawful Act Manslaughter (UAM) and Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM) are two types of Involuntary Manslaughter. Manslaughter occurs in many cases in relation to death where a defendant may be liable for manslaughter as a lesser sentence as an alternative to murder. There are elements to each type of manslaughter where they can be assessed in accordance to each case. This project will explore, whether the law is satisfactory in regards to a drug user who has either merely supplied drugs to a user or assisted in administering the drugs. The project will also take into consideration whether the law draws distinctions in relation to the level of assistance given and whether a duty exists between such parties of a drug user.
The aim of this project will be to review the law on manslaughter as it relates to drug dealers by analysing unlawful act manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter. By first identifying cases relating to drug users and identifying the outcome of such cases and examining whether the outcomes are satisfactory by relying on relevant articles or journals which shall be explored. The court of appeal has tried to find drug dealers guilty under section 23 of the OAPA Act, further into the project it will be explored why the court of appeal have been unable to find drug dealers guilty under s.23, weaknesses of the court of appeal cases and what people have suggested might occur if drug dealers were able to be liable under s.23 will also be analysed. While

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