the killing of one human being by another.
two types of homicide
criminal and non-criminal
can be classified as either "excusable" or "justifiable" and is not subject to criminal charges.
types of criminal homicide
first degree, felony, second-degree, voluntary, involuntary, negligent
murder with malice
having the intent to kill or seriously harm another person or acting in an extremely reckless manner which shows a lack of regard for human life
a killing that is premeditated, deliberate, and done with malice
any killing that takes place during the commission of certain felonies such as arson, rape, robbery or burglary, even if the killing was accidental
a killing that is done with malice, but without premeditation or deliberation. Intentional or spontaneous killings that are unplanned.
a killing that would otherwise be murder but that occurs after the victim has done something to the killer that would cause a reasonable person to lose self-control or act rashly. The killing must occur just after the provocation so that the killer did not have an opportunity to "cool down".
a killing in which there is no intent to kill at all, and is the result of conduct so reckless that it causes extreme danger of death or bodily injury.
causing death through criminal negligence
the failure to exercise a reasonable or ordinary amount of care in a situation, thereby causing harm to someone, e.g. vehicular homicide.
the deliberate taking of one's own life
any attempt or threat to carry out a physical attack upon another person
any unlawful physical contact inflicted by one person upon another person without consent.
occurs when a person is repeatedly followed or harassed by another person, and is threatened enough to fear death or bodily injury
a specific kind of assault that can include rape or attempted rape
sexual intercourse without consent
intercourse between an adult and a minor
"rape shield" laws
prevent defendants or prosecutors from bringing up past sexual behavior about the victim
a sexual assault by someone known to the victim
the willful and malicious burning of a person's property
(malicious mischief) willful destruction of, or damage to, the property of another
the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another person with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it.
two categories of larceny
grand and petty
the crime of taking items from a store without paying or intending to pay.
the unlawful taking of property by someone to whom it was entrusted
the unlawful taking of property by force
blackmail, the use of threats to obtain the property of another
the unauthorized entry into any structure with the intent to commit a crime.
in which a person falsely makes or alters a document with intent to fraud
offering someone as genuine a document known to be fake
receiving stolen property
receiving property that you believe to be stolen
unauthorized use of a vehicle
committed if a person intends to take a vehicle temporarily and without permission
a person uses force or intimidation to steal a car from a driver
gain illegal access to government or corporate computer systems