Manslaughter And Involuntary Manslaughter

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dangerous resulting in a death of another human being. Manslaughter is the opposite of murder, manslaughter can also be described in two different ways, being either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter is “when the act of murder is committed in either the heat of the passion or in the defense of yourself or others” (Benish). Meaning if somebody broke into a house and had a gun, then the owner of the home could shoot the man, because he or she is defending themselves in the situation. Involuntary manslaughter is “when a killing is unintentional resulting from an unlawful misdemeanor act or a low-level felony” (Benish), such as a drunk driver wrecking a car, killing the passengers in the vehicle. Both these class “A” felonies result in death of another human being, therefore being the reason why the sentence is automatically 25 years to life. Rape also falls in the category of class A, considering it can lead to murder or manslaughter and is considered a severe felony. Rape is a type of sexual assault, either in the form of sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without the persons consent (Rape). Some people may argue that rape should fall more into the class “B” category, mainly because it is not as severe as murder or manslaughter because it is not resulting in a dead human being. “In the United States there is reported rape every 6.2 minutes”, adding up to tens of millions of rape victims (Solnit). How many of

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