About This Chapter
Types of Homicide - Chapter Summary
Take a look inside this chapter to refresh your understanding of different types of homicide, including first degree murder, vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter. You'll find short lessons that clearly explain the laws, punishments and statistics pertaining to these homicides. The chapter also comes with multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam to help you check your understanding of the material. This resource is available at any time of day or night, which helps you study whenever it's convenient. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Differentiate between first degree, second degree and third degree murder
- Interpret statistics related to vehicular homicide
- Understand the definition of and typical punishments for involuntary manslaughter
1. What Is First Degree Murder? - Definition, Punishment & Examples
This lesson will teach you about what constitutes first degree murder. We'll initially review the definition of first degree murder. Then, we'll examine the punishment for the commission of the crime. Finally, we'll review a couple of examples.
2. Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law
What constitutes second degree murder, and why does it matter what a killer's state of mind is when he or she kills? How does second degree murder differ from first degree murder? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.
3. Third Degree Murder: Definition & Law
How does third degree murder differ from murder in the first or second degree? What does it take for a person to be found guilty of third degree murder? Find out the ins and outs of this crime in this lesson.
4. Vehicular Homicide in Law: Definition, Sentence & Statistics
In this lesson, we'll define vehicular homicide, examine how criminal sentences can vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another, and look at some national vehicular homicide statistics.
5. What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment
Involuntary manslaughter will be discussed in this lesson. We will talk about different examples of involuntary manslaughter and discuss the types of punishment.
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