The State Statues And Penal Code

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For the specific crimes as they relate to the state statues and penal code above, for them to be applicable each crime must meet certain criteria. For example, a homicide murder in the first or second degree, known as a 187 code the laws and statutes outline what must be contained within the certain elements of this crime, which for the most part, are unchanging in the underlying outline of the type of event it surrounds in the case. The 187 laws and statutes encompasses first-degree murder and even second and third degree. For example, first degree murder is defined as an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or "lying in wait" for the victim are just one element that falls under the law and statute or a 187. Perpetrators of a first-degree murder must have acted with malice or "malice aforethought." The law’s and statutes are quite clear about the meaning of “malice.” This is an evil disposition and done with a purpose for an indifference to human life without any regard for a person. Each jurisdiction treats the notion and meaning of "malice" differently. Under some laws and statutes, malice and aforethought may be interchangeable and or mean the same thing. In some statues of law federally there is a main theme that the perpetrator had intended to mayme and kill, with a complete disregard to human life. Other states require a showing of malice that is quite distinct from the willfulness, deliberation and…
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