Criminal Law Essay on Homicide

730 Words Jul 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Criminal Law Essay on Homicide
According to the latest official statistics, there are more than 500 000 cases of homicide every year.
More than 30% of all cases occur in Africa. Americas are on the second place. Asia is known for 5% of all the cases of homicide that are reported in the world annually. What is homicide? Why does this problem exist? How can it be solved? Criminal homicide is the action of killing a person by another person. The killer could have killed the victim intentionally and unintentionally. Despite the actual intention, both variants are treated like homicide and are punished strictly. When you try to analyze the problem of homicide, you will learn that there are many types of this crime. I will try to analyze them
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They are believed to suffer from psychological diseases. Therefore, many dangerous criminals receive life imprisonment and constant work with a psychologist or psychotherapist. Nowadays, the law is more loyal to human life. Thus, the worst criminals are not executed. This issue is very controversial and disputable.
Manslaughter is another type of homicides that is believed to be less felonious than murder. Manslaughter is characterized with the particular circumstances of this crime.
Although there is a voluntary manslaughter, the killer is not punished strictly if had to defend himself, his family or the surrounded people. Moreover, he could be provoked by the victim. Manslaughter is often conducted in the heat of passion caused by provocation and improper behavior of the victim. There is also involuntary manslaughter when a person does not intend to kill another person. Although the killer is provoked, he does not plan anything but to injure or calm down the irritant. He kills her by mistake or accidentally.
It is very difficult to punish someone who kills another person at war. If we think soberly, people are supposed to kill one another at war. However, this ‘right’ touches upon soldiers.
When one decides to kill an innocent person, he can be punished strictly. However, it is difficult to prove that the crime took place in the whole. If an innocent person is killed at night, the killer will hardly be punished inasmuch as he could have confused her with