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ESSAY QUESTION 1 DELINEATE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOMICIDE In todays society law characterizes elements of crime Predominate crimes seen in modern day prosecution is homicide cases Homicide cases are based on the fact that there has been a loss of human life This loss is usually a killing by an act procurement or omission of another human being There are three basic types of homicide justifiable excusable and criminal Homicide cases play a major role in the work that is seen by law enforcement daily due to their wide variety of acts and different types The first type of homicide that is permitted under law is justifiable homicide Examples of justifiable homicide are the execution of a state prisoner or the killing of an enemy of ones country in the line of duty These may be considered justifiable killing for the good of society In a case of self-defense justifiable homicide is also present In this example the person would be protecting themselves against harm or loss of life Another type of homicide is excusable homicide Excusable homicide relates to cases in which there are killings in a manner that the criminal law does not prohibit It may also involve fault but is not criminal homicide An accident resulting in the death of an individual without negligence is an example of excusable homicide The use of criminal homicide in todays convictions is based upon the fact that there has been a purposeful knowing reckless or negligent causing of death of one human being by another Any homicide that cannot or is not characterized as excusable or justifiable homicide may be considered criminal One part that is apparent in most homicide cases is murder With murder
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