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the killing of a human being without premeditation but with the intention to kill in the "heat of the moment," such as under high emotional states of anger or passion
the unlawful killing of another through reckless or negligent behavior, without intention to kill
inflicting, or attempting to inflict, bodily injury on another person, with the intent to inflict serious injury
hot blooded, emotionally charged, and enacted quickly for the purpose of harming a perceived provocateur or defending oneself
cold blooded, non-emotional, and premeditated aggression for the purpose of personal gain, such as a robbery or bullying
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
an unusual form of child abuse in which the parent (usually the mother), or parents, consistently bring a child for medical attention with symptoms falsified or directly induced by the parent or parents
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS)
a form of child abuse in which an adult (usually male) shakes a baby so hard that it causes significant brain damage or death
although this term literally means the killing of an infant, it has become synonymous with the killing of a child by a parent
Intimate partner violence
crimes committed against persons by their current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends
Battered woman syndrome
a cluster of behavioral and psychological characteristics believed common to women who have been abused in relationships
a nuclear family (traditional or nontraditional) characterized by multiple incidents of violence involving more than one perpetrator
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