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What Is Felony Murder? - Definition, Rule & Doctrine

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Which of the following is a policy goal behind the felony murder rule?

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1. Which of the following is NOT typically a crime that qualifies for felony murder?

2. Using the felony murder doctrine, which offender can be charged with felony murder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the felony murder rule and allow you to understand what can happen if someone dies during the commission of a crime. The quiz questions will ask you to analyze a scenario to determine if felony murder applies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Policy goal behind the felony murder rule
  • Crimes that qualify for felony murder
  • Variations of the doctrine between states

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze scenarios to determine if felony murder is applicable
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding state-to-state variations of the rule and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding crimes that qualify for felony murder
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the policy goal behind the rule

Additional Learning

Learn more about this doctrine in criminal law by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is Felony Murder? Definition, Rule & Doctrine. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the elements of felony murder
  • Define doctrine
  • Apply the elements and state variations to a scenario
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