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    consists of the perpetrator being possessive and controlling of his partner, and also features a sudden outburst of rage before the homicide takes place. Both of these factors occurred in the case, and were thus referred to domestic violence. Gittany was engaged to Harnum, but he lost his temper and ended her life before she had the chance to get married, concluding this homicide as an act of femicide. Femicide is the act of, usually, a man killing his partner - or ex-partner. According to…

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    The criminal act of manslaughter occurs when a person commits the actus rues of homicide but does not have the necessary mens rea to afford them liability for murder. Manslaughter covers all unlawful killings that are not murder. Although manslaughter is classed as a singular offence it can be broken down into two categories and then further sub-categorized. These categories are used as a label to describe unlawful killings. The two categories are voluntary manslaughter and involuntary…

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    would be wise to thoroughly evaluate the law in Massachusetts. What is involuntary manslaughter according to the justice system, specifically in that part of the country? Well, according to Massachusetts involuntary manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide laws, “Manslaughter is the killing of one human being by another that is not premeditated. In Massachusetts, involuntary manslaughter occurs when someone…

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    In the criminal justice law, first degree murder is the most serious charge someone could face. First degree murder is when a person plans, thinks and executes a murder. For example, Emily gets out of school earlier, goes straight to her boyfriend's house and happens to find her best friend in a sexual relation with her boyfriend. Emily a week later invites her best friend to a picnic next to the ocean. Emily’s best friends takes her car when getting there Emily shoots her best friend in the…

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    Pro Euthanasia Debate

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    Because euthanasia is banned under general homicide laws, they believe that the states should follow those laws because it is indeed considered a felony or manslaughter, both illegal. Others consider that if it were to be legalized it may lead to abuse. Eugenics is the “hereditary improvement of the…

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    As defined by Susan M. Wolf, “euthanasia is the practice of intentionally and directly ending the life of a person who has a severe and incurable disease or medical condition” (Wolf). Euthanasia usually takes place in patients with terminal illnesses, that ask to be euthanized. There are six major subtypes of euthanasia: active, passive, voluntary, involuntary, indirect, and assisted suicide (“BBC - Ethics- Euthanasia: Forms of Euthanasia”). In a society where euthanasia is legal, the “Law of…

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    It was a great pleasure reading each of the postings that I commented on. Overall, 71% of students analyzed their articles from a teleological perspective while 29% analyzed articles from a deontological school of thought. The first student analyzed a Supreme Court decision that was rejected by the court. The case involved five residents who took their case to the Supreme Court because they want to carry a concealed weapon in public. This article was analyzed from a teleological school of…

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    Gun Control Pro

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    just over the past 30 years alone raises a high concern for better gun regulations. The fact that most of these mass shootings that have taken place involved legal weapons which is a huge red flag for more gun control. The high rate of suicides and homicides that coincide with guns is yet another reason for better gun control. Hello people we are clearly doing something wrong when most of…

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    In criminal law, a guilty conviction means that the defendant has been found beyond any reasonable doubt to be guilty of the crime. In cases of homicide not all of them are considered crimes the only case when it is regarded as a "not guilty" is the plaintiff proves beyond any reasonable doubt that it was a self-defense act that led to death. This means that the murder was not premeditated, intentional, followed by malice aforethought to kill an individual. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet follows the…

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    Euthanasia, also known as doctor assisted suicide, and whether or not if it should be legalized is a very controversial. Euthanasia essentially is permission for doctors to end the lives of terminally ill people to end that pain. It being a very debatable topic some may argue that if there is no positive signs in sight then rather the patient suffer; end it. On the other hand is is arguable that life is valuable so live it through completely, and doctors being given the option of ending live…

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