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Voluntary Manslaughter: Definition, Examples & Punishment

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Voluntary manslaughter is also known as which of the following?

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1. The federal punishment for voluntary manslaughter can include imprisonment for up to which of the following?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding voluntary manslaughter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characteristics of voluntary manslaughter. Some of the material you'll be quizzed on includes another term for 'voluntary manslaughter' and the federal sentencing range for those convicted of this crime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Another term for 'voluntary manslaughter'
  • Voluntary manslaughter federal sentencing
  • Criteria affecting voluntary manslaughter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding federal sentencing for voluntary manslaughter offenders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the correct description of a voluntary manslaughter killing

Additional Learning

To learn more about crime and punishment, review the accompanying lesson titled Voluntary Manslaughter: Definition, Examples & Punishment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the criminal offense of voluntary manslaughter
  • Explain how significant provocation must be evident for one to commit the offense of voluntary manslaughter
  • Identify how much time must pass between the provocation and the offense for the offense to be deemed voluntary manslaughter
  • Detail the federal punishment for voluntary manslaughter offenders
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