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    Homicides Case Study

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    For our sixth week Portfolio Milestone I am choosing to explore Option # 1: If I were the Prosecutor, with what form of homicide would I charge Richard? Types and characteristics of Homicides There are four types of homicide; 1. Justifiable homicide, which relates to self-defense, defense of others, defense of home. Police use of deadly force. 2. Excusable homicide, which denotes insanity, diminished capacity, or by infants. 3. Murder, which is neither justifiable or excusable. 4. Manslaughter, all homicides without malice aforethought that are committed without justification or excuse. (Lippman, 2012, pg. 310). A prosecutor must base their case on that which is provable. This is one reason why there is plea bargaining. Another reason probably is the expense to the state of trials, and also probably the backlog within the court system. Prosecutors prosecute the slam dunk cases or at the minimum the ones which have enough solid evidence to obtain a conviction. The last thing a District Attorney wants is to take a case with borderline evidence to court and lose. In Richard’s case he admits killing his mother and disposing of the…

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    Certain forms of homicide do not automatically constitute a criminal act. Homicides fall into two categories: felonious and non-felonious. Non-felonious homicides can be excusable or justifiable. Excusable homicide is when the one who commits the homicide is at fault to some extent, but that degree of fault is not enough to constitute criminal homicide. Examples of excusable homicides are accidental death at the hands of another or death that results from self-defense. Justifiable homicide…

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    Criminal Homicide Essay

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    Homicide is the killing of a human being by another human being. In old common law, the only type of homicide recognized was murder. Today, U.S. law makes many distinctions between each type of homicide, classifying them as justifiable, excusable, or criminal, and gives varying degrees of seriousness to each type. Where criminal homicide is concerned, it can further be broken down into murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. Each subset of criminal homicide has several elements and…

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    Justifiable Homicide Essay

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    This is because John’s death was in self-defense through justifiable homicide and Xavier was an excusable homicide. However, Dan is guilty of the misdemeanor for the possession of the revolver without a permit. To first understand why Dan is not guilty of both homicides, it is important to understand what justifiable homicide and excusable homicide is. Justifiable homicide is considered “the necessary killing of another in the performance of a legal duty, or the exercise of a legal right when…

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    Kubrin, and Ronald Weitzer’s Retaliatory Homicide: Concentrated Disadvantage and Neighborhood Culture, they use quantitative data the analyze the effect this type of homicide has on the population of St. Louis Missouri. The key elements to their argument are that this type of homicide is an underestimated social force that captivates communities with its sheer influence. This notion may seem a little far fetched, as one social force couldn 't possibly control or dictate a whole communities…

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    The theory “Victim Precipitation Criminal Homicide” refers to a criminology theory which includes the interaction of the victim with an offender that may contribute to the crime being committed. In the article named “Victim Precipitated Criminal Homicide” by Marvin E. Wolfgang, the summary of the theory described is that many victims involved in criminal homicide because of self-defense and some of the victims were provoked or assaulted before by the offender. Criminal Homicide can be referring…

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    To date in 2015, second shift Homicide Detectives responded to and actually investigated 140 cases, which included (18- Current Solved rate 44%) of the 61 Homicides so far in 2015, (11) Felony Assaults, (70) Suspicious Deaths and (33) Suicides and (8) Miscellaneous cases. In 2014, second shift Homicide Detectives responded to and actually investigated 173 cases, which included (35 Current Solved rate 66%) of the 91 Homicides in 2014, (9) Felony Assaults, (80) Suspicious Deaths and (40) Suicides…

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    Homicide In Psychology

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    Murder dates back to ancient times; from the assassination of Julius Caesar to the death of Jesus Christ. Along with the murders come an abundant amount of questions asked pertaining to them. The reason behind all the questioning on the grounds that society craves on insight toward malevolent acts of other human beings. After all, it is human nature to seek out answers to fulfill curiosity. Even in the ancient era of 44 B.C., individuals searched for reason why individuals committed homicide.…

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    V. Summary of the article. In this article it showed relationships between economic standings and family homicides. It described the different types of homicides within a family and the specific motives/reasoning for them. The importance of understanding more about these homicides is it could help future prevention; Diem and Pizarro specifically wanted to know what was causing family homicides because of how rare they were. To find these specific cases they used the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide…

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    In this paper I will be discussing the five categories death is classified into. Those five categories are listed as: natural deaths, accidental deaths, suicide, homicide; which can be criminal or non criminal, and undetermined. I will also tie in the elements of crime. I believe the elements of crime are important to discuss because I believe the two categories go hand in hand together. The elements of crime are listed as: premeditation, intent, negligence, heat of passion, and culpable…

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