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Homicide Act 1957

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Amendments of law of England and Wales as to fact of murder

    1. 1.Abolition of "constructive malice"

    2. 2.Persons suffering from diminished responsibility

    3. 3.Provocation

    4. 4.Suicide pacts

  3. Part II Liability to death penalty

    1. 5.Death penalty for certain murders

    2. 6.Death penalty for repeated murders

    3. 7.Abolition of death penalty for other murders

    4. 8.Courts-martial

    5. 9.Punishment for murders not punishable with death, and other consequential provisions

  4. Part III Amendments as to form and execution of death sentence in England and Wales

    1. 10.Form of sentence of death for murder

    2. 11.Notice of execution

    3. 12.Avoidance of double executions

  5. Part IV Application to, and special provisions for, Scotland

    1. 13.Application of Parts I and III to Scotland

    2. 14.Amendment as to penalty for certain attempts to murder

    3. 15.Amendment as to period within which date of execution is to be fixed

  6. Part V Commencement, etc.

    1. 16.Past offences

    2. 17.Short title, repeal and extent

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Supplementary provisions as to procedure, appeals, etc.

      1. Part I England and Wales

        1. 1.(1) On an indictment charging a person with capital murder,...

        2. 2.(1) Where a person is convicted of murder, he shall...

        3. 3.(1) Where a person is sentenced to death on being...

        4. 4.(1) Where a person is convicted of two murders tried...

        5. 5.The power to make rules of court conferred by section...

        6. 6.This Part of this Schedule shall extend to England and...

      2. Part II Scotland

        1. 7.(1) Under an indictment which charges capital murder the person...

        2. 8.(1) Where a person is convicted of murder, he shall...

        3. 9.(1) Where a person is sentenced to death on being...

        4. 10.(1) Where a person is convicted of two murders tried...

        5. 11.The power to make Acts of Adjournal conferred by section...

        6. 12.This Part of this Schedule shall extend to Scotland Only,...

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Repeals

      1. Table of Statutes referred to in this Act

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