Crimes Against the Person

Crimes Against the Person

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  • Devonte Bowick Crimes Against the Person
  • •Homicide the killing of one human being by another is most serious of all acts •Homicides may be either criminal or non-criminal. •Criminal homicide is committed with intent, or plan •Noncriminal homicide can be classified as either "excusable" or " justifiable" and is not subject to criminal charges
  • •First-degree murder is usually defined as the act of killing that is premeditated(thought about beforehand), deliberate , and done with malice. •Felony murder is any killing that takes place during the commission of certain felonies such as arson, rape, robbbery, or burglary
  • •Suicide, the deliberate taking of one's own life, was once considered a crime. •Today courts often treat attempted suicide as plea for help,requiring the person who attempted it to undergo a psychological examination and recieve treatment, often in the form of counseling
  • •Kidnapping, also called unlawful imprisonment or abduction, has been recognized as a crime for centuries. •Originally this crime referred to stealing children for use as servants or workers, but it now applies to victims of all ages
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