Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law

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Premeditation is defined as _____.

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1. Deliberation is defined as _____.

2. Second degree murder can involve _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly and effectively measure your understanding of second-degree murder using this quiz and worksheet assessment. You must be familiar with various terms relating to this topic to answer each of the questions appearing on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will measure your ability to:

  • Define premeditation and deliberation
  • Explain what second-degree murder can involve
  • Differentiate between first- and second-degree murder
  • Describe malice aforethought

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms, such as 'premeditation' and 'deliberation'
  • Distinguishing differences - compare first- and second-degree murder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding malice aforethought

Additional Learning

Get more details about this legal topic by reviewing the lesson called Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law. You will find out more about:

  • How murder is defined
  • Examples of first- and second-degree murder
  • What can affect the rules regarding degrees of murder
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