Essay Notes Worksheet Week 3

Submitted By Tawna-Haney
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Murder – The unlawful killing of a human being, carried out with malice or planned in advance. According to common law, the killing of one human being by another with malice aforethought.
Voluntary manslaughter - An unlawful killing of a human being, without malice, that is done intentionally during a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion. Also, a killing committed without lawful.
Involuntary manslaughter - An unintentional killing for which criminal liability is imposed but that does not constitute murder. Also, the unintentional killing of a person during the commission of a lesser unlawful act, or the killing of someone during the commission of a lawful act, which nevertheless results in an unlawful death.
Justifiable homicide - 1) Homicide that is permitted under the law. (2) A killing justified for the good of society. (3) The killing of another in self-defense when danger of death or serious bodily harm exists. (4) The killing of a person according to one’s duties or out of necessity but without blame.
Excusable homicide - A killing conducted in a manner that the criminal law does not prohibit. Also, a killing that may involve some fault but is not criminal homicide.
Statutory rape - Sexual intercourse, whether consensual or not, with a person under the age of consent, as specified by statute.
Malice aforethought - An unjustifiable, inexcusable, and unmitigated person-endangering state of mind.
Necessity - A defense to a criminal charge that claims that it was necessary to commit some unlawful act in order to prevent or