Criminal Law CJ 220. Chapter 9 / Crimes Against Persons: Criminal Homicide. Andrew Fulkerson, JD, PhD Southeast Missouri State University. Criminal Homicide History. Early common law Killing either: Justified - no crime Unjustified - crime. Criminal Homicide History.
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Homicide – killing another live human being – (common law crime)
Justifiable homicide– self-defense, police use of deadly force
Excusable homicide– accidental killing; killing while insane
Criminal homicide– neither justified or excused
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