What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment


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Involuntary manslaughter is the result of _____ actions of an individual that results in death.

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1. At the state and federal level, involuntary manslaughter is a _____?

2. Which of the following can result in an involuntary manslaughter conviction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With a series of questions and fill-in-the-blanks, this quiz/worksheet will ask you about things like how involuntary manslaughter is determined, who can be convicted of the crime, and how it happens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions in regard to:

  • What involuntary manslaughter is a result of
  • How the law looks at involuntary manslaughter
  • Ways one can be charged with involuntary manslaughter
  • Who can be charged with involuntary manslaughter
  • Definitions for involuntary manslaughter

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of involuntary manslaughter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different definitions of involuntary manslaughter and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about who can be guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a different way

Additional Learning

To learn even more about involuntary manslaughter, please read our accompanying lesson by the name of What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment. With this lesson, you'll learn more about:

  • Examples of involuntary manslaughter
  • Ways involuntary manslaughter can be defined
  • Punishment for involuntary manslaughter