Written Assignment

Homicide is a crime that many consider to be the most heinous. For this week’s assignment you will need to locate the criminal statutes in your jurisdiction that define homicide. Please use Wisconsin and I live in Clark County. After locating and reviewing those statutes, answer the following questions:

  • First, give a brief overview of the common law elements of homicide.
  • Next, using the statutes from your jurisdiction, Clark County, Wisconsin write a paper that discusses the following information:
    • How homicide is statutorily defined.
    • The types and degrees of crimes of homicide.
    • The defenses to homicide.
    • Your opinion of the statutes: Are they comprehensive? Did anything surprise you?
    • Your thoughts on justifiable and excusable homicide

This paper should not be written as a list, rather the information should be put into a discussion paper that demonstrates an understanding of this week’s readings

Can’t find the statute? If you are unsure where to locate your criminal statutes, log onto: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/state.html for information about your jurisdiction.

Your response should be written in APA format with proper in-text references as well as a separate “reference” page. It should be a minimum of 1 full page, not including the reference page.

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