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ISBN: 9781552210291-10


Murder and Manslaughter

From: Law of Sentencing


Discusses murder and manslaughter, focusing on definitions of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter by reason of provocation, criminal negligence manslaughter and manslaughter by reason of intoxication or mental disorder.



Allan Manson

Allan Manson is Professor of Law at Queen’s University, specializing in the areas of sentencing and prison law. Prior to joining the faculty at Queen’s, he practised criminal law. He has also served as Deputy Judge on the Yukon Territorial Court. He is an Associate Editor of the Criminal Reports and has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Committee on Release and Imprisonment. He is the author of numerous articles dealing with criminal law issues, co-author of the text Release from Imprisonment: The Law of Parole, Sentencing and Judicial Review (1990) and co-author of the casebook Sentencing and Penal Policy (2000). Professor Manson was Project Director of the Ontario Law Reform Commission study of the coroner system.