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NCJ Number: 157289 Find in a Library
Title: Vehicular Manslaughter: When Is It Murder?
Author(s): G Trask
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: District Attorney Cty of Riverside
Riverside, CA 92501
Sale Source: District Attorney Cty of Riverside
4080 Lemon Street
2nd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents factual scenarios, an outline, and attached policy and case law documents focusing on the determination of when vehicular manslaughter is murder.
Abstract: The scenarios involve deaths during high-speed chases, driving of a stolen car, an attempted escape following a supermarket robbery, an intoxicated driver, and a driver with a suspended license. The eight types of vehicular homicide are defined as felony murder in the first degree, felony murder in the second degree, implied malice murder (Watson) in the second degree, implied malice murder (Fuller) in the second degree, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, gross vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and vehicular manslaughter. The vehicular homicide policy for Riverside County (Calif.) is presented, together with information on implied malice and two Riverside County cases of implied malice
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): California; Hit and run; State laws; Vehicular homicide
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