Third Degree Murder: Definition & Law Video


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Third degree murder differs from murder in the first degree in part in that the latter requires _____.

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1. Third degree murder _____.

2. Voluntary manslaughter can be defined as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment can help you test your knowledge of third degree murder and law. It will ask questions regarding what third degree murder is and how it differs from first degree murder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will ask students questions on these topics:

  • The differences between first and third degree murder
  • The definition of third degree murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter definition and laws
  • Examples of murder

Skills Practiced

The assessment will help students improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the essential information on third degree murder in law
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define terms like third degree murder and voluntary manslaughter
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between first and third degree murder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the degree of murder when given a hypothetical situation

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, take a look at the related lesson, Third Degree Murder - Definition, Law & Lesson. It will help students meet these goals and objectives:

  • Understand why there are different types of murder
  • Define murder
  • Explain first, second, and third degree murder
  • Distinguish third degree murder from voluntary manslaughter and from first and second degree murder
  • Analyze hypothetical situations and understand the probable convictions