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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, November 19, 2018

Beety et al. on Drug-Induced Homicide

Valena Elizabeth BeetyAlex KreitJeremiah Goulka and Leo Beletsky (West Virginia University - College of Law, Ohio State University - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Health in Justice Action Lab and Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Bouvé College of Health Sciences) have posted Drug-Induced Homicide Defense Toolkit on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
In response to the growing opioid crisis, many prosecutors are treating overdose deaths as homicides. Since 2010, drug-induced homicide prosecutions have increased at least threefold. Criminal defense attorneys and defendants' families have asked for help in understanding these cases and how to defend them. This Toolkit is an effort to provide that help.

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