What is Capital Murder? - Definition & Cases


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What is capital murder?

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1. Capital murder involves murder plus some type of what?

2. In Virginia, a person can be charged with capital murder for the willful, deliberate and premeditated murder of a person, plus what type of aggravating circumstance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are helpful as you study through the lesson about capital murder. Use these resources to test your grasp of the capital murder laws in different states, and the number of states with capital murder laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will specifically assess you on:

  • Texas' capital murder circumstances
  • Virginia's capital murder circumstances
  • The amount of states with capital murder laws
  • Components of capital murder

Skills Practiced

The quiz will employ the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the consequences of murder
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the United States justice system in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about capital murder laws

Additional Learning

You have the opportunity to learn more about capital murder with our lesson called What is Capital Murder? - Definition & Cases. Study this lesson and you'll know even more about:

  • Different capital murder cases
  • Circumstances of capital murder
  • Differing opinions on capital murder laws between states