A report on Murder

Murder in the House by Jakub Schikaneder
Aaron Alexis holding a shotgun during his rampage
A group of Thugs strangling a traveller on a highway in the early 19th century.
International murder rate per 100,000 inhabitants, 2011
UNODC : Per 100,000 population (2011)
Lake Bodom murders in Espoo, Finland is the most famous unsolved homicide cases in Finnish criminal history. The tent is investigated immediately after the murders in 1960.
The scene of a murder in Rio de Janeiro. More than 800,000 people were murdered in Brazil between 1980 and 2004.
Intentional homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants, 2009
The historical homicide rate in Stockholm since 1400 AD. The murder rate was very high in the Middle Ages. The rate has declined greatly: from 45/100,000 to a low of 0.6 in the 1950s. The last decades have seen the homicide rate rise slowly.

Unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought.

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Murder in the House by Jakub Schikaneder

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Diminished responsibility

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Potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired.

Potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired.

The defendant still might be convicted of second-degree murder which only requires that the defendant act with general malice.

The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787), depicting Socrates prepared to drink hemlock, following his conviction for corrupting the youth of Athens

Euthanasia

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Practice of intentionally ending life to relieve pain and suffering.

Practice of intentionally ending life to relieve pain and suffering.

The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787), depicting Socrates prepared to drink hemlock, following his conviction for corrupting the youth of Athens
Felix Adler, circa 1913, the first prominent American to argue for permitting suicide in cases of chronic illness
Hartheim Euthanasia Centre, where over 18,000 people were killed.
Current status of euthanasia around the world:
Active voluntary euthanasia legal (Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia)
Passive euthanasia legal (refusal of treatment / withdrawal of life support)
Active euthanasia illegal, passive euthanasia not legislated or regulated
All forms of euthanasia illegal

Involuntary euthanasia, which is done without asking for consent or against the patient's will, is illegal in all countries and is usually considered murder.

Nikolay Bobrikov, the Russian Governor-General of Finland, assassinated by Eugen Schauman on June 16, 1904, in Helsinki. A drawing of the assassination by an unknown author.

Assassination

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Nikolay Bobrikov, the Russian Governor-General of Finland, assassinated by Eugen Schauman on June 16, 1904, in Helsinki. A drawing of the assassination by an unknown author.
Mugshot of Lee Harvey Oswald, the individual responsible for the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Oswald himself was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby, the first such event to receive wide television coverage.
Assassination of Julius Caesar, by Vincenzo Camuccini
Shown in the presidential booth of Ford's Theatre, from left to right, are assassin John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Clara Harris and Henry Rathbone
Indira Gandhi's blood-stained sari and belongings at the time of her assassination. She was the Prime Minister of India.
The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage and assassination.
Rifle of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy
Derringer of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln
Predator combat drone; sometimes used in targeted killings
This bodyguard was killed by an IED during Sheik Abdul Sattar Abu Risha's assassination in 2007.
Assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan
Pope Benedict XVI in a modified Mercedes-Benz M-Class Popemobile in São Paulo, Brazil

Assassination is the murder of a prominent or important person, such as a head of state, head of government, politician, member of a royal family, or CEO.

Mad Dog Coll leaving court surrounded by police officers, 1931

Contract killing

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Mad Dog Coll leaving court surrounded by police officers, 1931

Contract killing is a form of murder or assassination in which one party hires another party to kill a targeted person or persons.

Life imprisonment in England and Wales

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Sentence that lasts until the death of the prisoner, although in most cases the prisoner will be eligible for early release after a minimum term set by the judge.

Sentence that lasts until the death of the prisoner, although in most cases the prisoner will be eligible for early release after a minimum term set by the judge.

Until 1957, the mandatory penalty for all adults convicted of murder was death by hanging.

Fetal homicide laws in the United States "Homicide" or "murder"
Other crime against fetus
Depends on age of fetus
Assaulting mother
No law on feticide

Murder (United States law)

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In the United States, the law for murder varies by jurisdiction.

In the United States, the law for murder varies by jurisdiction.

Fetal homicide laws in the United States "Homicide" or "murder"
Other crime against fetus
Depends on age of fetus
Assaulting mother
No law on feticide

The first division of the general crime of murder into graded subcategories was enacted into the law of Pennsylvania in 1794.

Imperial powers in 1898

Honor killing

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Imperial powers in 1898
The CIstanbul Convention, the first legally binding international instrument on violence against women, prohibits honor killings. Countries listed in green on the map are members to this convention, and, as such, have the obligation to outlaw honor killings.

An honor killing (American English), honour killing (Commonwealth English), or shame killing is the murder of an individual, either an outsider or a member of a family, by someone seeking to protect what they see as the dignity and honor of themselves or their family.

Unlawful killing

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Verdict that can be returned by an inquest in England and Wales when someone has been killed by one or more unknown persons.

Verdict that can be returned by an inquest in England and Wales when someone has been killed by one or more unknown persons.

This includes murder, manslaughter, infanticide and causing death by dangerous driving.

The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Flood, indicating that God would not flood the Earth and destroy all life again.

Seven Laws of Noah

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In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah (שבע מצוות בני נח, Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach), otherwise referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachian Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of universal moral laws for the "sons of Noah"—that is, all of humanity.

In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah (שבע מצוות בני נח, Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach), otherwise referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachian Laws (from the Hebrew pronunciation of "Noah"), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of universal moral laws for the "sons of Noah"—that is, all of humanity.

The rainbow is the unofficial symbol of Noahidism, recalling the Genesis flood narrative in which a rainbow appears to Noah after the Flood, indicating that God would not flood the Earth and destroy all life again.
James the Just, whose judgment was adopted in the Apostolic Decree of Acts : "but we should write to them [gentiles] to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood." (NRSV)

The Seven Laws of Noah include prohibitions against worshipping idols, cursing God, murder, adultery and sexual immorality, theft, eating flesh torn from a living animal, as well as the obligation to establish courts of justice.

White in January 1978

Dan White

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American politician who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall.

American politician who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall.

White in January 1978
White's headstone.

They argued that he was therefore not capable of premeditating the murders, and thus was not legally guilty of first-degree murder.