Homicides may be treated as crimes or as non-criminal, depending upon the situation and the jurisdiction.
Homicide is considered non-criminal in a number of situations, such as deaths during the course of war.
Homicide has occurred throughout human history, recorded in the early stories of most cultures, and condemned in all religions.
Criminal homicide is a malum in se crime, meaning the act is "wrong in itself."
The issue of whether homicide is morally or spiritually justifiable under any conditions is a question of serious and unresolved debate.
Homicide is broadly defined as the killing of one human being by another, either by the act or omission of an act.
Euthanasia (the "mercy killing" of a person who requests to die as painlessly as possible) is also considered a criminal form of homicide in many jurisdictions.
Many forms of criminal homicide have their own term based on the person being killed.
Sometimes the law allows homicide by permitting certain defenses to criminal charges.
Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo, human being and caedere, to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being.
Every legal system contains some form of prohibition or regulation of criminal homicide.
Murder and manslaughter are both treated as criminal homicide.
Homicides may also be non-criminal when conducted with the sanction of the state.
The origins of laws governing homicide, and the social, psychological, and legal issues regarding the nature of such acts can be found in such scriptural passages as the Genesis account of Cain and Abel.
Criminal homicide occurs when a person purposely, knowingly, recklessly, or negligently causes the death of another.
The most obvious example is capital punishment, in which the state determines that a person should die; also, homicides committed during war are usually not subject to criminal prosecution.
Criminal homicide involves the deliberate or negligent death of another.