[Get Answer ]-Worksheet 1

Question Description

Match the items in the Case Summary column tothe Options in the right column by entering the correct corresponding alphabeticalletter next to the numbers in the first column. Not all options will beused.

Case Summary



Shaun is driving home at night from work on a six-lane road,under the speed limit. There are no streetlights. A man is crossing themiddle of the street, and Shaun does not see him. Shaun hits the man andkills him.

A. Murder

B. Voluntary manslaughter

C. Involuntary manslaughter

D. Justifiable homicide

E. Excusable homicide

F. Statutory rape

G. Malice aforethought

H. Necessity

I. Felony murder

J. Suicide

K. Second-degree murder

L. Renunciation

M. Corpus delicti


Ruth’s friend Mary asks her to drive her to a convenience storeand wait for her. While Ruth waits in the car, Mary shoots and kills theclerk, and robs the store. Mary gets in the car and Ruth drives away.


Lisa comes home early from work and finds her husband in bedwith her best friend. Lisa grabs a handgun and shoots her friend in the head.


Zachary suggested playing Russian roulette with his friend Gary,because he had a handgun and only three bullets. Gary shoots himself in thehead and dies.


Officer Chan is a city police officer who pulled over a speedingcar. Upon asking for license and registration, the driver grabbed a gun outof the glove box and began to turn toward the officer. Officer Chan shot andkilled the driver.


Ben and Heather have a suicide pact, because their families arepreventing them from having a relationship. Ben drives his car, with Heatherin the passenger seat, off the cliff. Heather lives and Ben dies.


After a fight with his wife, Tom buys a shovel and rope. Hetells his wife he wants to drive into the desert to look at the stars. Whilein the desert, Tom chokes his wife. He digs a hole and buries her in thehole.


Andrew abuses his son, Joe, which was noted by Joe’s teachers.Andrew gets extremely drunk one day and beats Joe again. After 3 days, Joedies from his injuries.


Scott murders his wife, then takes a boat out to sea and dumpsher body. Can Scott be charged with homicide?


Nicole owns two aggressive dogs that consistently get out of thebackyard. The dogs attack and kill Nicole’s 80-year old neighbor as she takesher daily walk.

11.  How does your state’s law definekidnapping? What degrees of kidnapping are effective in your state? How dofederal kidnapping laws differ from your state’s kidnapping laws? Includereferences.

12.  How do false imprisonment andabduction laws vary from kidnapping in your state? Include references.

13.  Provide an example of a recent caseinvolving a computer or high-technology crime. What law was broken? When was this law enacted? Whatwas the punishment? Include references.

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