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Criminal law

review ch.9

TermDefinition
feticide the crime of killing a fetus
murder killing a person with "malice aforethought"
manslaughter killing a person without malice aforethought
justifiable homicide killing in self-defense
excusable homicide killings done by someone "not of sound memory and discretion"
criminal homicide all homicides that are neither justified nor excused
depraved heart murder extremely reckless killings
felony murder rule unintentional deaths that occur during the commission of some felonies are murder
unlawful act or misdemeanor manslaughter
euthanasia helping another person to die
presumption of bodily integrity a state can't exercise power over individual members of society except to prevent harm to others
paramour rule the common law rule that a husband who caught his wife in the act of adultery had adequate provocation to kill; today, it applies to both parties of a marriage
Created by: jacksontsc