Homicide is the act of a human killing another human. Homicide, or murder, is illegal, with the exception of certain instances such as self defense or involuntary manslaughter.

2,101 Questions
Decade - 1990s
Columbine Shootings

Who is responsible for the Columbine massacre?

The personalities of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris allowed the Columbine tragedy occur. Without a Harris, Klebold was a typical underachieving, depressed teen who hated and blamed himself more than he hated or blamed others. Without Klebold, Harris was a psychopath who would have eventually, on his own, wreaked havoc on the world he hated and the stupid, worthless people who inhabited it; he enjoyed hating, he enjoyed demeaning, and he enjoyed the idea of inflicting pain and suffering on others. Harris was also an adept liar. His friends and classmates reported that he lied about anything and everything. He enjoyed lying as much as he enjoyed hating and knew that it gave him an advantage. Authorities have gained a lot of insight into these personalities since their deaths because they not only left behind their websites and videos, but also journals chronicling their true feelings.

Police and Law Enforcement
Forensic Science

What do you call someone who studies criminals and killers?

a criminal psychologist or a forensic psychologist.

Added: . . . or a CRIMINOLOGIST.

Forensic Biologists

Forensic Anthropologists(Identification.)

Forensic Botanists (Leaves, Seeds and Plants)

Forensic Odontologits (Teeth- Dental Records)

Forensic Entomologists (Insects and Arthropods)

Forensic Ostiologists (The Causes and Circumstances of a death.)

Forensic Pathologist (Studies Cause Of Death)

Criminal Phsycologust (Studied Criminology- Liek a Phsyciactrist in some ways)


Was there a murder on Feb 11 2005?

Yes, there was multiple murders... worldwide. If you are pertaining to The Strangers, I'm not sure.

Criminal Law

Is murder a misdemeanor of felony?



When did homicide start?

It is generally accepted that it started when Cain killed his brother Abel, both were sons of Adam and Eve.


What percentage of murders involving guns are committed with licensed guns?

First, you have to tell us what a "licensed gun" is- in most of the US, there is no requirement for licensing of a gun.

The overwhelming majority of privately owned firearms are never used in criminal acts- but by some accounts are used in defense several million times each year.

As the above stated, only a very certain few types of firearms require a license in order to own - primarily military-style weaponry. A license is issued for a specific gun and a specific individual - licenses are NOT transferrable, though a gun which requires licensing can be transferred to another owner who as obtained the proper license. Licenses are usually issued by the federal government, though certain states may also require a state license of guns not covered by the federal government.

However, the vast majority of firearms are required to be registered with authorities - that is, authorities must be notified that the gun is being purchased by person X. This includes private-party transfers and sales, which must also be registered. Registered guns can be sold or given to a new owner, provided the registration is updated (and the new owner is not prohibited from owning a weapon, e.g. a felon).

Most people say "licensed" when they really mean "registered", as they're not aware of the difference between the two concepts.

Overall, statistics are hard to find that aren't twisted by one side or the other. Realistically speaking, one would expect the vast majority of "known assailant" murders (where the victim knew the murderer) to be committed with a registered gun, while the majority of "unknown assailant" murders to be committed with an unregistered (or illegally transferred) weapon.

Law & Legal Issues

Can you run from a warrant?

Sure, you can physically run from a warrant. There are some things you should consider before you try it, however. One is that the warrant isn't going away. Ever. Another thing is you seriously lessen your chances of getting out on bail if you've already tried to run from justice once. Even were bail to be set, you would have to do some tall talking to convince a bondsman to take a chance on you if they had to run you down and drag you kicking and screaming into jail. The best thing to do is arrange for your bail and turn yourself in to the police. Doing this makes it possible for you to "book through", and spend the least amount of time in jail as is possible. Maybe just an hour or two. It also looks very nice when it comes up at your trial, and makes you seem a more honest, believable person when you give your side of the story to the Court. It could even help with the Judge in deciding whether or not you should serve time or get off on probation.


What is a scene turnover?

A crime scene turnover refers to the transfer of custody from one entity to another. A common example is initial law enforcement officials on the scene turning it over to detectives or investigators from the state bureau of investigation, FBI or another agency to further the investigation.

Human Rights

Is it legal somewhere to murder someone with a chainsaw and if so where?

Yes. In war, it is technically legal to kill opposing soldiers with a chainsaw. Current wars include the Afghanistan war, and the Israel-Palestine war.


Have to disagree on a technicality. MURDER- as opposed to killing- is defined as the unlawful killing of another human being, with malice (bad intentions) . Killing in combat, an execution by the state, killing in self defense are not murder. The original question is" "Is it legal to illegally kill someone with...." and the answer is NO.

Law & Legal Issues
Small Claims

Is it legal for someone or an attorney to hold another persons mail as proof of residence in a small claim dispute?

As far as the mail is concerned - it is covered by US Statute and it is illegal for anyone to take anyone's mail out of the mailbox for any purpose. In fact it is even illegal to place anything into a mailbox that was not delivered by the US Mail - the Post Offcie can and many times demanded that postage be paid on those items.

What do you mean by "hold" their mail? Either you live somewhere or you don't.

Salary and Pay Rates
Criminal Law

How much money does a detective earn?

Salary for Detectives

There are different types of detectives (e.g. private detectives and police detectives), plus there are other factors that will determine pay rate, such as level of experience and geographic location. But here's some general info, published by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Police and sheriff's patrol officers had median annual earnings of $42,270 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,300 and $53,500. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,270, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $65,330. Median annual earnings were $47,090 in State government, $42,020 in local government, and $41,600 in Federal Government.

In 2002, median annual earnings of police and detective supervisors were $61,010. The middle 50 percent earned between $47,210 and $74,610. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,340, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,070. Median annual earnings were $78,230 in Federal Government, $64,410 in State government, and $59,830 in local government.

In 2002, median annual earnings of detectives and criminal investigators were $51,410. The middle 50 percent earned between $39,010 and $65,980. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,010, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $80,380. Median annual earnings were $66,500 in Federal Government, $47,700 in local government, and $46,600 in State government.

Federal law provides special salary rates to Federal employees who serve in law enforcement. Additionally, Federal special agents and inspectors receive law enforcement availability pay (LEAP)�equal to 25 percent of the agent�s grade and step�awarded because of the large amount of overtime that these agents are expected to work. For example, in 2003 FBI agents enter Federal service as GS-10 employees on the pay scale at a base salary of $39,115, yet earned about $48,890 a year with availability pay. They can advance to the GS-13 grade level in field nonsupervisory assignments at a base salary of $61,251, which is worth $76,560 with availability pay. FBI supervisory, management, and executive positions in grades GS-14 and GS-15 pay a base salary of about $72,381 or $85,140 a year, respectively, and equaled $90,480 or $106,430 per year including availability pay. Salaries were slightly higher in selected areas where the prevailing local pay level was higher. Because Federal agents may be eligible for a special law enforcement benefits package, applicants should ask their recruiter for more information.

Total earnings for local, State, and special police and detectives frequently exceed the stated salary because of payments for overtime, which can be significant. In addition to the common benefits�paid vacation, sick leave, and medical and life insurance�most police and sheriffs� departments provide officers with special allowances for uniforms. Because police officers usually are covered by liberal pension plans, many retire at half-pay after 20 or 25 years of service.

Liability Insurance

If your security officer uses deadly force that was not 100 percent warranted resulting in homicide will insurance pay the deceased's family's lawsuit?

In most cases of course they will and do their best to pursue the most reasonable and least distructive settlement. Be advised however that when it comes time to renew your insurance there may be a noticable increase in the rates depending on how much had to be compensated or if court proceedings are still pending.

If the officer used deadly force that wasn't authorized he probably was arrested and charged with manslaughter or if it was intense enough, murder. I only mention this because some insurance companies will want written documentation confirming that the officer was

1. Arrested

2. Being remanded without bail pending trial.

3. Terminated from his company position without the possibility of rehire.

and that the company and or designated 3rd party licensee is in no way defending or otherwise backing up the illegal act in order to process claims.

Furthermore they may require the assailant sign a waiver acknowledging that upon settlements the insurance company assumes the full right to pursue him civily for collection of ALL attorney, compensation, court, and damage costs.

Andrew Jackson

Why was two brothers killed in Sialkot?

The two brothers were brutally killed because of a cricket match, some say because they were accused of being thief's, what ever the reason, this shows how poor security, humanity and government is in Pakistan,

Here is the full story:

The two brothers had several arguments with the murderers over who has the right to play in the cricket ground.

on the day the two brothers were killed there was armed robbery in sailkot. one of the murderers brother was shot and there house was robbed. The whole area was alerted that there are armed robbers in the area and everyone start searching. The two brothers happened to be passing through there at the WRONG time. They had cricket equipment in there bag and were on motor bike. The murderers saw them and shouted "ITS THEM!!! they had a fight with us over cricket the other day, they are the robbers, they shot the man, GET THEM!!!" without any second thoughts the mob got the brothers aged 16 and 18 and beat them to death.

You can hear one of the brother shouting please shoot us!!! don't hit us with sticks.

According to the neighbours the two boys had never troubled anyone, they always had the highest marks at school, one of them knew the holy Quraan by heart. they are from a well respected family.

Some people who knew them tried to rescue them, but they were beaten too. dozens of police could be seen there surrounding the area so no one jumps in to save the boys.

I don't know what to call them, because no living creature will do what they did to the boys. Watch videos on utube. they beat them for 2-3 long hours then hanged them upside down. you could not see the guys mouth, nose or eyes, that's how much there faces were swollen from the beating.

Lets hope they hang the murderers were the hanged the two innocent boys.


Criminal Law

What is the difference between murder and aggravated murder?

Murder is the act of killing another human being with "malice aforethought". Malice aforethought is defined to be the intent to kill or to inflict bodily injury, either expressed or implied. If a deadly weapon is used, intent to kill will necessarily be implied by a court of law.

Aggrivated Murder is Murder in the first degree which is confined to homicide committed by poison and other killings committed with a premeditated design and to those which accompany the commission of atrocious felonies.

Improved: Aggrivated murder is when the defendent is paid or receives a value to commit an act of murder in the 1st degree.


What is worst manslaughter or negligent homicide?

Manslaughter and neglient homicide are interchangeable terms. Depending on the statute of the jurisdiction where the case is tried, one or the other is used. Whatever one calls it, it is always a lesser included charge under first or second degree murder. Manslaughter means the death of an individual the defendant did nor mean to kill. His actions were not premeditatated, and he may not have even had a weapon. Something he did either recklessly or foolishly caused the death of someone else.

Although the terms mean the same, the phrase "negligent homicide" is often used to describe for example, the actions of owners of buildings that are in disrepair. If their failure to follow fire and safety codes leads to fatalities of employees, residents or members of work crews, the owners are generally charged with second degree murder (because there was no premeditation), and negligent homicide, the phase that means exactly what it says.

Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony's birthday date?

March 19, 1986

True Crime Literature

What is the strangest murder on record?

If it's not the strangest, it has to be close. On July 12, 1942 at the Green Parrot Restaurant and Bar on Third Ave. near 100th St., New York City. The proprietor was shot in an apparent robbery, of the 20 or so patrons in the bar that day no one seemed to see anything. They all claimed to be at the other end of the room. As it turned out the Green Parrot was named for the owners' parrot that lived at the bar. On the day of the murder the bird kept yelling, 'Robert, Robert, Robert. The police thought he was saying 'robber'. Once they figured he wasn't yelling 'robber' it didn't take them long to find the only regular customer with the name of Robert. Yes, Robert was the 'dirty bird' that shot the owner. It wasn't a robbery at all, but a murder committed out of rage. Thanks to the parrot, the killer got 7 to 15 years in Sing Sing Prison.

Court Procedure

What is the defendants job in the court?

In the courtroom, the defendant remains quiet and poised and allows their lawyer to do their job. Otherwise, the defendant should do exactly as the lawyer asks.

Outside the court, the defendant's job is to convey and explain all the facts related to a case to their lawyer, and not to speak about the matter with anyone else unless the lawyer says so.

Also, the defendant must show up to court when they are ordered.

Defendants may also act as their own attorneys with the consent of the judge, in which case they have a very big job. This is called pro se representation, and it is on the rise in the US, according to the National Center for State Courts.

Salary and Pay Rates
Police and Law Enforcement

What is a Homicide detectives hourly wage?

A homicide detective's pay varies widely depending what jurisdiction they serve or what agency employs them and how long they've been doing the job.

Criminal Law
Women in History

Who was the first person in Wisconsin to be convicted of murder without the discovery of a body or murder weapon?

== == I believe his name was Ron Rickman. Not sure on the spelling. I believe he did away with his wife, said she was on a shopping trip and never returned.

Divorce and Marriage Law
United States of America
United States

What state has the highest drop out rate?



Is travel involved in a homicide detective's job?

Yes. If a detective learns a strong suspect for a homicide has been arrested and is in custody in another state the detective may go to the jail where the suspect is incarcerated to interview them.

Salary and Pay Rates
Criminal Law

How much money does a detective supervisor earn?

Ask someone at the reference desk of your local public library for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information you would need to know,(including the salary) of just about any occupation you can think of.

Job Training and Career Qualifications
Salary and Pay Rates

How much money does a crime scene technician earn?

A crime scene technician gets paid about 37,000 to about 42,000 per year.

Decade - 1990s

What was the 1990 murder capital US?

I believe it was NYC with 2245 murder


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