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Crimes Against People. Some crimes can be specifically categorized as crimes against people. -cide: Latin for “the killing” Justifiable homicide: *police officer kills in the line of duty *soldier kills enemy in battle

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Crimes Against People

Some crimes can be specifically categorized as crimes against people.

-cide: Latin for “the killing”

Justifiable homicide:

*police officer kills in the line of duty

*soldier kills enemy in battle

Excusable homicide (classification of death): being killed on accident

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Murder

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.

First degree

Second degree

Attempted

**state by state name

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First Degree Murder

  • One or more of the following circumstances:
  • Pre-meditation
  • Involving cruelty/torture
  • Committing another felony such as robbery or rape
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Second Degree Murder

  • When noneof the first degree options apply, it is considered second degree
  • Penalties can significantly differ between the two
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Manslaughter

  • Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being without malice aforethought.
  • Voluntary:
    • Intended
    • Sudden rage and distress
  • Involuntary
    • Accident
    • While doing something reckless
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Assault and Battery

  • Battery is the unlawful touching of another person.
    • Forceful use of hand, knife, weapon or gun
    • Drugging, spitting, commanding an attack, forceful sexual act
  • Assault is an attempt to commit battery.
    • Some states do not have this distinction
    • Simple vs. Aggravated assault
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Kidnapping

Kidnapping is the unlawful removal or restraint of a person against his or her will.

Forced to be captive

Unlawful imprisonment for ransom

Terrorism

Torture

Rape

To make person commit a felony

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Sex Offenses – Assault / Rape

Male on female (of age)

Male with underage female

Minor to minor

Date rape

Statutory rape

Female to male

Male to male

Female to female

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any reckless form of physical or mental abuse within a family or household.

Children are protected by state law

Spouses can seek safety in shelters

Protective orders can be issued

Enforced by local police

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Hate Crimes

Actions using certain symbols, writings, pictures, or spoken words to cause fear or anger in people because of their race, religion, color, or gender are known as hate crimes.

Laws state speech cannot rouse fear or rage

Cannot infringe on freedom of speech