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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