How law developed by different judicial system - a comparison study between the English and Malaysian legal system with particular reference on defense of provocation / Hanizah Asmooni … [et al.]

Asmooni, Hanizah and Md Shariff, Nurshela and Majid, Nur Fazrah and Wahed, Wan Nur Ilani (2009) How law developed by different judicial system - a comparison study between the English and Malaysian legal system with particular reference on defense of provocation / Hanizah Asmooni … [et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Law could be developed via many ways and means. One of the ways is through decisions made by courts. This applied in both criminal and civil cases. In murder cases, there are various defences available for the accused in order to escape the death penalty. One of the defences open for the accused is that whilst doing the act (killing), he was deprived of his self control due to provocation received by him from the deceased. Provocation is recognised under the common law system (United Kingdom) whereby if it successfully pleaded, the crime of murder will be mitigated to manslaughter and the death penalty will be replaced with a lesser punishment which usually will be imprisonment for a period that shall be determined at the discretion of the court. In Malaysia, the defence of provocation was encoded as an exception to murder. The work ability of this defence is similar to the common law whereby if an accused succeeded in pleading this defence, he will be guilty for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and shall be punished with imprisonment. Though provocation is recognised in United Kingdom and Malaysia, but the way the merits and evidence brought by the accused differs in both countries whereby in United Kingdom, the sitting judge shall determine on question of law and the jury shall decide on question of fact and pass their verdict. In Malaysia, the sitting judge shall be the sole determiner on both question of law and fact. This different judicial system had contributed in the development of the law on provocation. It is hoped that this research shall give a clear view on the development of such law by the different judicial system.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Asmooni, Hanizah
2007294204
Md Shariff, Nurshela
2007294264
Majid, Nur Fazrah
2007294092
Wahed, Wan Nur Ilani
2007278502
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Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Sahak, Rohani (Professor Madya)
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Social legislation
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Provocation, English, Malaysia
Date: 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33325
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