What is Murder?
Murder is a criminal act that is classified as the unlawful, illegal, premature, and purposeful termination of the life belonging to an individual(s) at the hands of another individual(s). Within the scope of Murder, a variety of classifications exist within the legal qualification of activity and events under judicial review in the investigation of such a case. Furthermore, a variety of additional qualifications with regard to the premature termination of the life of an individual at the hands of another; these qualifications may exist in lieu of a Murder charge or conviction.
Degrees of Murder and Manslaughter
Within a Murder charge, various degrees exist with regard to the classification of the event that has taken place. Typically, Murder charges will involve the element of forethought, planning, and malice of forethought; conversely, events that involve the premature termination of the life of an individual absent of those elements will be given alternate classification – in the event that such an event lacks malice, forethought, expressed intent, or planning, the charge of manslaughter may be more applicable in its classification:
First Degree Murder
First Degree Murder is classified as the premeditated, purposeful, illegal, and deliberate termination a life – or lives – belonging to another individual or individuals; this act takes place at the hands of another individual. This type ofMurder is considered to a crime within the justice system, which can result in the most severe penalties; this is due to the fact that it is considered to be an irrevocable act not only affecting the victim, but the victim’s friends, family, and loved ones, as well.
Second Degree Murder
Second Degree Murder is classified as the premeditated, purposeful, illegal, and deliberate termination a life – or lives – belonging to another individual or individuals. However, the individual victim whom suffered death was presumably not the intended target of the individual suspected of the act of killing; although the killing took place with malice of forethought, deliberation, and planning, the individual killed was not the individual intended to be killed by the suspect.
Second Degree Murders are accidental deaths that are analogous to the intent and premeditation latent in First Degree Murder charges; yet, in the event that an individual wished to murder an individual – and while doing so – caused the murder of another, unrelated individual.
Voluntary Manslaughter is defined as the accidental termination a life – or lives – belonging to another individual or individuals. However, Voluntary Manslaughter and murder differ in the absence of forethought, malice, or premeditation with regard their respective charges.
Crimes of passion, which are typical in Voluntary Manslaughter cases, are defined as crimes that take place with violent – or criminal – intent; yet the nature of these crimes are impulsive and oftentimes retain neither planning, deliberation, nor the intent to commit murder.
Involuntary Manslaughter is defined as a type of manslaughter, which results in the untimely death of an individual as a result of the actions of another individual. Involuntary Manslaughter can be classified as crimes that retain neither planning, deliberation, nor the intent to commit murder; Involuntary Manslaughter retains the least amount of culpability with regard to any manslaughter or murder charge as a result of the accidental or non-deliberate nature of the crime.
Famous murders refer to the premature killing of
an individual who is regarded as a public figure. These cases typically draw
the attention of mass-media outlets because the victim of the crime was notorious
murder cases not only deal with the legal aspect of the particular trial, but
incorporate the particular nation’s sentiment towards the victim. Oftentimes
famous murders stretch beyond the captivation and sadness of a nation to
incorporate the entire world.
murder will arise if an individual who is in the limelight is prematurely
killed at the hands of another individual. Although the death of the victim is
publicized, the attached punishment does not typically waver from a regular
murder case. In addition to the victim being regarded as a public figure, a
famous murder case can also place the famous individual as the aggressor or
murder cases take the form of court trials in the scope of criminal law. These
cases typically involve the killing of a politician, a movie star, an athlete,
royalty, a famous business man, or any individual who has garnered the respect,
attention, or notoriety of a nation. In addition to the subjects being famous,
famous murder cases can also arise through eerie details or unsolved crimes.
These situations typically arise if a serial killer is being tried or if the
crimes in question were particularly brutal, tragic, or perplexing. In essence,
a famous murder case is realized when the nation, through the attention of
media outlets, is captivated by the drama that takes place within the courtroom.
examples of famous murders include: the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the
O.J. Simpson murder trial, the slaying of John Lennon, various Mob killings,
the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Black Dahlia Case, and the Charles