This is a complete presentation on the criminal laws of homicide, which come in different forms. It can range from an accidental to a purposeful killing. Each state has its own law on this subject which mostly is statutory. There are also federal homicide laws. The exact homicide which has been committed depends upon the mental state of the person who did it and the extent of the crime.
This presentation covers Murder, both first and second degree; Manslaughter, both voluntary and involuntary; vehicular homicide; the felony murder rule; suicide, euthanasia & mercy killing. Prosecuting a murder case while lacking a body or other essential evidence is also discussed.
There presentation is replete with imagery throughout to facilitate learning.
There is also a 20 point multiple choice Quiz with answer key plus a complete set of Flashcards for reviewing the presentation. The Flashcards could also be used for testing purposes.
The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer.