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A lesser species of homicide : death, drivers and the law, Kerry King

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A lesser species of homicide : death, drivers and the law
Title
A lesser species of homicide
Title remainder
death, drivers and the law
Statement of responsibility
Kerry King
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Language
eng
Summary
There has been a dearth of longitudinal attention to the prosecution of 'road traffic deaths' in Australia and worldwide, surprising given more than 50 million people have died or been killed to date. Globally, the 'road toll' is estimated at 1.35 million per year. Almost all of those deaths are attributable to some form of human error. A Lesser Species of Homicide examines the shifting nexus where human error, fault, act or omission meet the question of criminal liability. In the first study of its kind in the world, Kerry King examines how parliaments, prosecutors, police and the courts have responded to deaths occasioned by the use of motor vehicles from the mid-twentieth century to the present, including the extent to which the community and judiciary have been prepared to label driving conduct culpable. She explores how wedded we are to the residual notion of ‘accident’, to speed, drink-driving, risk, masculinity and the broader driving culture, and how these have intersected with the tenets of intention, negligence, dangerousness and carelessness to affect judgments about drivers’ conduct. Drawing on hundreds of cases, King carefully traces the construction of offences and case law while observing key emerging themes, including approaches to multiple fatalities, outcomes in cases involving vulnerable road users, the difficulties with prosecuting intoxicated drivers and, most importantly, trends in charging standards and sentencing. For rigour, one Australian jurisdiction, Western Australia, has been chosen as the site of inquiry, yet there is little evidence to suggest that the trends explored herein are peculiar or exceptional. The status quo elsewhere in Australia and overseas appears remarkably similar. A Lesser Species of Homicide seeks to explore how and why deaths on the road have been treated as a species apart
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King, Kerry
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Homicide
  • Criminal law
  • Western Australia.
  • Conflict of laws
  • Traffic violations
  • Liability for traffic accidents
  • Motor vehicle drivers
  • Liability (Law)
  • Trials (Homicide)
  • Negligence, Criminal
Target audience
adult
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A lesser species of homicide : death, drivers and the law, Kerry King
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Includes Table of Cases and Table of Legislation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251353412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760800024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A lesser species of homicide : death, drivers and the law, Kerry King
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes Table of Cases and Table of Legislation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251353412
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 448 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760800024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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