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Murder and other Crimes Final Exam Review.docx

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HIST 3850
Patrick J Connor

Murder and other Crimes Exam ReviewTypes of Homicides Felony MurderA murder committed during the commission of another felony qualifying the murder as a potential capital offense In Illinoisunder 720 ILCS 591c a murder qualifies the person who committed it for the death penalty if it was committed during the commission or attempted commission of armed robbery armed violence robbery aggravated criminal sexual assault aggravated kidnaping forcible detention arson aggravated arson aggravated stalking residential burglary home invasion or calculated criminal drug conspiracy The rule of felony murder is a legal doctrine in some common law jurisdictions that broadens the crime of murder in two ways First when an offender kills accidentally or without specific intent to kill in the commission of a felony the offender can be charged with murder Second it makes any participant in such a felony criminally liable for any deaths that occur during or in furtherance of that felony Homicide committed by women and who claim selfdefence The battered woman defense also referred to as battered woman syndrome is a defense used in court that the person accused of an assaultmurder was suffering from battered person syndrome at the material time Because the defense is most commonly used by women it is usually characterised in court as battered woman syndrome or battered wife syndrome There is currently no m
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