Activity 1 On 2nd June 2010 Derek Bird rampaged through the Cumbrian town of Egremont and the surrounding countryside. He killed 12 people and wounded many others (between 11-25 according to different newspaper reports). Using the internet and newspaper reports gather as much information as you can about this incident then using your learning from study of the preceding module answer the following questions. 1. What type of murder did Bird commit?
Learning theory: how did the murderous behavior develop? Was the perpetrator taught to murder? Did the method by which he committed the murders develop/change over time (become more refined, better planned or possibly less carefully executed due to increase in confidence)? Sociology * Location of crime (is this important?) * Does the perpetrator’s social network encourage his behavior?
Crime and Punishment Testimony Rodion Raskolnikov has committed a double murder, for he has to be psychologically evaluated by I Dr. Alzubi. We the prosecution is entitled to prove Rodion Raskolnikov guilty on all accounts of murder. I have twenty two years of criminal psychiatry experience; which leaves me to prove Rodion sane while he committed the double crime. Rodion Raskolnikov kills the pawnbroker and her sister; Alyona Ivanovna and Lizaveta. The sole purpose of ripping people off for their money by taking advantage of their poor economic status is immoral.
These instances usually involve immediate members, but there are instances of the perpetrator targeting other relatives. There are multiple reasons why family annihilation occur. Reasons such as spite or revenge, perhaps where a spouse kills their ex-partner due to divorce or custody issues. Other reasons could include mental illness, severe depression and instability within the household. This type of murder or murder-suicide differs from other forms of mass murder in that the murderer kills family members or loved ones rather than anonymous people.
They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim. The evidence was then admitted at trial. Murphy then proceeded to appeal his conviction stating that they conducted an unlawful search and seizure which goes against his 4th and 14th amendment rights. Issue: Whether the taking of the substance underneath the defendants fingernail without his permission was unlawful. Decision of the Court: His charge was held and he was charged for the murder of his wife.
The law of murder encapsulates the notion of how the common law deals in homicide cases. Murder carries the legal definition of ‘the unlawful killing of a human being in the Queen’s peace, with malice aforethought’. There are two fundamental elements that need to be present in order to prove murder. The first element, actus reus, is the act itself that proliferated the consequence of death and the second element, mens rea, is the intention or mental element that caused the death of another human being. However, the question really begs whether or not the law of murder is in need of a reform in situations where one or both of its fundamental elements are absent?
It cannot be denied that the serial killer kills. But killing has a few different meanings. You can wreck your car and be a killer. The FBI's defination of murder is “willful, nonnegligent, killing of one human being by another”. Serial killers and murders have completely consumed the American culture and law enforcement.
2. What motivated Charles Manson and Jeffrey dahmer to commit sadistic crimes? What motivated Charles Manson and Jeffrey dahmer was testosterone levels and age crime relationship. It was more about control with Charles Manson. This falls into trait theories and from being able to control how their victims die and when they died.
Scenario One: Can Ken be convicted of a homicide offense? Explain and justify your answer. Ken can be convicted for a couple different homicide charges in this case and in this paragraph. One of the homicide offenses they can be charged with is reckless homicide code 0142 this would be the charge if Ken had accidentally disclosed the information. Another charge that Ken can be tagged with is first degree homicide code 0110 if it is found that Ken willfully and premeditated doing it.