Personal Crimes Analysis
October 26, 2011
There are three basic types of homicide: justifiable, excusable, and criminal, the factors of Homicides meet several criteria’s that enable the act of murder to be distinguished in a fashion that begets or negates a crime scene.
Are those that are permitted under law, as in the case of a state-ordered execution or a military killing of an enemy soldier in the line of duty.
A death caused by the legitimate use of self-defense is sometimes classified as a justifiable homicide, although it may also be considered an excusable homicide.
Are those homicides that may involve some fault but not enough for the act to be considered criminal? A death caused by a vehicular accident in which the driver was not negligent, for example, would probably be excusable.
Refers only to those homicides to which criminal liability may attach. Generally speaking, any homicide that is not classified as justifiable or excusable may be considered criminal.
These three definitions of Homicide facts enable a crime investigator to analyze the pre-meditation factors leading to a homicide. One such factor is Assault and because there are several definitions of assault. The definition of choice is very well defined by Schmalleger, F. (2010). An assault, simply put, is an attempted or threatened battery. This attempt of assault on another person can lead to an unintended homicide in either direction; that of the intended victim or the actual perpetrator of the assault, and possibly an unintended victim such as: a passerby. Homicide Assault
Schmalleger, F. (2010). Criminal law today: An introduction with capstone cases. (4th ed.)
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall