Personal Crime Analysis

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Personal Crime Analysis Personal crimes are crimes committed against a person, which affects the victim in a personal way. Personal crimes consist of homicide, assault, battery, mayhem, rape, and statutory rape. This paper will identify, define, and differentiate these types of personal crimes. Homicide “is the killing of one human being by another human being” (Schmalleger & Dolatowski, 2010). There are three different types of homicide, which are justifiable, excusable, and criminal. Common law puts criminal homicide into two groups: murder and manslaughter. The Model Penal Code categorizes criminal homicide into murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide. Justifiable homicides are legal killings acceptable by law, and society.…show more content…
(1) Murders that is premeditated and committed willfully and deliberately. (2) Murders committed during perpetration or attempted perpetration of an enumerated felony, such as arson, rape, robbery, or burglary; and (3) all other types of murder (Schmalleger & Dolatowski, 2010) Manslaughter is the second form of homocide and is defined as the unlawful killing of an individual without premeditiation and malice. If there was no intent to cause death or bodily harm that is likely to cause death, but the person that caused the death was negligent then it is considered manslaughter. There are two types of manslaughter and they are called voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter involves killing in the heat of passion, in self-defense, or while commiting a felony. These are all instances in which the offender had no prior intent to kill. The circumstances caused a reasonable person to act in manner of being emotionally disturbed. Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of an individual during a lawful act. An individual charged with involuntary manslaughter can still be held criminally liable because of criminal negligence but not to the degree of murder. An example of involuntary manslaughter would be a lifeguard that failed to attempt to save a person drowning while he or she was on duty. Negligent homicide are untentional killins that may constitute involuntary
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