Homicide is the most serious criminal offence. Although homicide is not common in the UK, it has enormous symbolic significance in the criminal law. You can tell a lot about a legal system from the way that it structures its homicide laws. The law on murder and manslaughter sends important messages about how the law understands blame, responsibility and harm. It is not surprising, therefore, that this is a controversial area.
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