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Unformatted text preview: regardless of motive or circumstances. The verb "to murder" is a certain kind of killing - an unauthorized, deviant, and criminal form of killing. "Murder" is a loaded, evaluative term. Thus: the same act, the taking of human life, is judged to be acceptable or unacceptable according to who is doing the judging A very hard, concrete, and seemingly indisputable fact - the taking of human life, the death of a human being - is judge differently, is subjectively evaluated and placed into vastly different categories according to how it is seen by observers and audiences surrounding the killer and the victim. The legal status of a killing is determined by the law, the CJS, and the courts Making a judgement one way or another will transform a given act, from the criminal to non criminal behavior, and vice versa....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10