It is important to understand that not all homicide is criminal. This week we are looking at the elements of crime and how they contribute to criminality. When it comes to homicide, there are many different components. Not all of them are prosecutable. Excusable and justifiable homicide are two such examples. Premeditated murder falls under a completely different area of consideration. How the court handles these cases is based on the elements that are enumerated in the law. Have you ever heard of someone getting involuntary manslaughter and wondered how? The answer lies in state statute. By understanding how to read and understand these laws, you can identify how crime is measured, and how the court handles the adjudication process in consideration of these elements.
Aside from the examples provided in this week’s overview, please identify an example of excusable homicide (not justifiable)? Identify the statute in your state for excusable homicide. Explain why you think this example fits the parameters of excusable homicide using the elements from the state statute.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Explain how this case meets the parameters of excusable homicide.
- Identify the statutes in your state.
Must 75-150 words long