Manslaughter - Gross Negligence
Date produced: January 2012
Offence: Gross Negligence Manslaughter
Mode of Trial: Indictable Only
Statutory Limitations & Maximum Penalty: Life. Manslaughter is a serious specified violent offence within Schedule 15.
There is a wide spectrum of sentencing in gross negligence manslaughter cases. What those cases revealed were that such an offence would be aggravated by
- multiple deaths
- prolonged and deliberately dangerous course of conduct
- an awareness of a significant risk of death or really serious injury
- ignoring warnings
- pursuing a course of conduct for financial gain.
See R v Johnson  2 Cr. App. R. (S) 28
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