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              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law
               

              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Kerry

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              The World Health Organisation estimates that `road traffic deaths' currently run in the order of 1.35 million per year. The first study of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world, this book explores how the parliament, the criminal law and the courts responded to deaths occasio...ned by the use of motor vehicles over more than 70 years, including the extent to which the community and judiciary have been prepared to label driving conduct culpable. It pays special attention to the construction, employ and sentencing of alternative driving-causing-death offences as against vehicular manslaughter, alongside shifting social attitudes about what constitutes culpable fault behind the wheel. Drawing on hundreds of cases, the book traces the development of the case law while observing key emerging themes, including approaches to multiple fatalities, outcomes in cases involving vulnerable road users, the difficulties associated with prosecuting drinking drivers, and, most importantly, trends in charging standards and sentencing. It seeks to explore why and how deaths on the road have been treated as a species apart.
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              ISBN 9781760800024
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
              Publisher UWA Publishing
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              The Merciless Book of Metal Lists
               

              The Merciless Book of Metal Lists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Abrams, Howie; Jenkins, Sacha; Foreword by King, Kerry

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              The Merciless Book of Metal Lists is the sometimes serious, sometimes satiric exploration into all that is glorious, as well as ludicrous in the world of Heavy Metal.

              ISBN 9781419707384
              Released AU 1 May 2013
              Publisher Abrams
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              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law
                

              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By King, Kerry

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              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 our weddedness to the residual notion of 'accident', to speed, drink-driving, risk, masculinity and the broader driving culture, 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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              ISBN 9780369338556
              Released AU 14 Jun 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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