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Homicide Investigations Patricial Williams Professor Ronnie Collins CRJ 320 August 15, y Homicide Investigations 1
Classification of Homicides Definition Example Criminal (Felonious) Criminal intent Stealing a car Murder (First, Second, or Third Degree) Types of varying degrees of murder based on intent and actions. First degree requires intent. You walk into a house in- tending to kill your wife. (first degree) Manslaughter (Voluntary or Involuntary) Killing someone in a heat of passion (voluntary) Reck- lessness (involuntary) Walking in on a spouse cheating (voluntary) Driving while drunk (involuntary) Noncriminal (Non-Felonious) Excusable and Justifiable Self-defense Excusable Homicide Accidentally killing someone A fight starts and you at- tempt to stop it by using self-defense as a last resort and someone dies. Justifiable Homicide Killing someone in a matter of right Self-defense Part 1: Classification of Homicides Part 2: Case Analysis Death is classified into four subgroups; natural death, accidental death, suicide, and homicide. Natural death includes things like old age and illness. Accidental death included things such as car accidents or falling from a roof. Suicide is the act of taking one's life intentionally.

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