Required Elements for Murder


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Which is the best description of the elements of a crime?

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1. Of those below, which is the law requirement of the level of intent?

2. What if Ronny wanted to kill Cam. He bought a gun and waited in Ronny's closet to shoot him. During the wait, he decides that he really didn't want to kill, but now he was stuck in the closet. He goes to sleep, and then when Cam opens the closet door, it causes Ronny to drop the gun, and it fires and kills Cam. Which of the following is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are some required elements for a prosecutor to convict someone of murder. Test what you know about this subject with multiple-choice questions on topics like the elements of a crime and the law requirement associated with the level of intent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following murder conviction topics will be covered:

  • The presence of intent when the act occurs
  • Something about premeditation that is false
  • An element that would help to determine a charge for a cannon shot

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the elements of a crime
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the level of intent and its connection to a law requirement to convict a person of murder
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about premeditation and the presence of intent when a murder takes place

Additional Learning

Learn more about murder convictions with the lesson entitled Required Elements for Murder. We've listed these topics to help keep you on track with the focus of the lesson:

  • Definition of murder
  • General and specific elements required for every crime
  • Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter of another human being