The crimes of assault, assault and battery, and aggravated assault all involve intentional harm inflicted on one person by another. Any crime involving a physical attack (or even the threat of an attack) is usually classified as an assault, a battery, or both.
Felony burglary is the act of breaking into a building with the intention to commit some kind of crime. In contrast, misdemeanor burglary is breaking into a building without the intent to commit a crime, and it is generally applied to homeless people who break into unoccupied buildings so that they can sleep in them.
Felony larceny is a specific type of felony theft crime. In most jurisdictions, larceny is defined as the “unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another person, with the intent to permanently deprive them of its use.” Larceny is usually a misdemeanor charge.
Manslaughter versus Murder As noted above, involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another human. This differs from first or second degree murder in that the killing is accidental -- resulting from recklessness, criminal negligence or in the commission of a misdemeanor or low-level felony.
The felony murder rule is widely criticized because it can lead to murder charges for people with little or no involvement in the death—for example, someone who simply drove the getaway car. Many Western countries have abolished the doctrine.
Vehicular homicide is a crime that involves the death of a person other than the driver as a result of either criminally negligent or murderous operation of a motor vehicle. In cases of criminal negligence, the defendant is commonly charged with unintentional vehicular manslaughter.