Ch 21: Types of Homicide

About This Chapter

Work through this victimology chapter at your own pace to review various types of homicide. These short lessons and quizzes can be accessed whenever you need to study for a criminal justice exam, complete a homework or class assignment, catch up in class or earn continuing education credit.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: Types of Homicide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is First Degree Murder? - Definition, Punishment & Examples

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.

Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law

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.

Third Degree Murder: Definition & Law

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.

Vehicular Homicide in Law: Definition, Sentence & Statistics

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.

What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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