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“Pointless and Preventable”: An Overview of Religion-Based Medical Neglect of Children

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of religion-based medical neglect of children, in which devout parents forego providing adequate medical care to their ailing sons and daughters because the ... More


“Defended by Lord Jehovah”: The Peculiar People in the British Courts

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes a series of influential (but heretofore largely unexamined) manslaughter and neglect cases involving a British spiritual healing sect known as the Peculiar People, whose ... More


“The Pain Has No Right to Exist”: Contemporary Christian Scientists in the Courts

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The sociolegal issues raised by more contemporary prosecutions of Christian Scientists for neglect and manslaughter compose the bulk of this chapter. These cases pitted grieving parents who sincerely ... More


“We Need to Change the Statute”: The Promise (and Limits) of Statutory Reform

Shawn Francis Peters

in When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306354
eISBN:
9780199867714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306354.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter entails a discussion of how lawmakers in several states – including Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon – have reacted to prominent cases of religion-based medical neglect by attempting ... More


Rethinking English Homicide Law

Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299158
eISBN:
9780191685637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The law of homicide is probably the most high-profile area of the criminal law, and yet in recent years it has been relatively neglected by law-reform agencies. This book brings together six English ... More


Medical or Managerial Manslaughter?

Neil Allen

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the possibility of prosecuting N.H.S. Trust and Foundation Trust hospitals for gross negligence manslaughter. In 1990, Parliament removed the immunity from prosecution of ... More


Introduction

Jeremy Horder

in Provocation and Responsibility

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256960
eISBN:
9780191681707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256960.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This book is about moral and legal responsibility for provoked retaliation. It focuses on the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the legal doctrine of provocation. In English law, that ... More


Infanticide

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter looks at the lives of women who committed infanticide, and examines popular responses to their punishment. It also discusses the different meanings of manslaughter and infanticide in ... More


Introduction

Andrew Ashworth and Barry Mitchell

in Rethinking English Homicide Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299158
eISBN:
9780191685637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The creation of a law regarding homicide has long been shaped by public opinion and the different viewpoints of scholars and members of the academe. Homicide as a neutral meaning is challenged by an ... More


The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Charles A. Erin and Suzanne Ost (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book analyses how the criminal justice system regulates health care practice, and to what extent it can and should be used as a tool to resolve ethical conflict in health care. For most of the ... More


Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680

K.J. Kesselring

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835622
eISBN:
9780191873195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835622.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Homicide can seem timeless, somehow, determined by unchanging human failings. But a moment’s reflection shows this is not true: homicide has a history. In early modern England, that history saw two ... More


Mistake

Fiona Leverick

in Killing in Self-Defence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199283460
eISBN:
9780191712654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283460.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the issue of how the accused who makes a mistake in self-defence should be dealt with in law. Two types of mistake are analysed: mistake about the existence of an imminent ... More


Seaman Holmes and the Sinking of the William Brown

Hugo Adam Bedau

in Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108774
eISBN:
9780199852888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108774.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the case of the William Brown, a ship that struck an iceberg in 1841. Lacking lifeboats for all aboard, the crew was forced to decide whom to save: some passengers were thrown ... More


Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Jeremy Horder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199561919
eISBN:
9780191743306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561919.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book begins with the story of efforts to reform the law of homicide in England and Wales. Having wrested control over the direction of reform from the judiciary, successive governments have been ... More


The Human Dignity of Embryos?: The German Case

Anja J. Karnein

in A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores to what extent the Personhood Dependent Principle (PDP) as it is developed in Chapter One is an attractive principle for a country such as Germany, with strong constitutional ... More


The Moral Anonymity of Embryos: The American Case

Anja J. Karnein

in A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199782475
eISBN:
9780199933297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782475.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This Chapter explores to what extent the Personhood Dependent Principle (PDP) as it is developed in Chapter One is an attractive solution for pro-choice advocates and supporters of research that ... More


Context and Culpability in Involuntary Manslaughter: Principle or Instinct?

C. M. V. Clarkson

in Rethinking English Homicide Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299158
eISBN:
9780191685637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Manslaughter, like homicide, sits in a neutral position with regards to English criminal law. This chapter identifies several types of manslaughter and its corresponding investigation and ... More


Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

John P. Rosa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Massie–Kahahawai case of 1931–1932 shook the Territory of Hawai’i to its very core. Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by “some Hawaiian boys” in ... More


Years of Provocation, Followed by a Loss of Control

Barry Mitchell

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696796
eISBN:
9780191742293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

On 4 October 2010 the old common law plea of provocation which, if successful, reduced murder to voluntary manslaughter, was abolished and replaced by the partial defence of loss of control. This was ... More


The Rise of Regulation and the Fate of the Common Law

Jeremy Horder

in Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199561919
eISBN:
9780191743306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561919.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the rising influence of regulatory thinking on homicide law reform. The traditional common law approach to homicide reform has laid stress on offence definition through general ... More


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