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Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ... Assassin and Assassins redirect here. ... Consensual homicide refers to a killing in which the victim wants to die. ... In most countries with judicial systems, a contract to kill a person is unenforceable by law (in the sense that the customer cannot sue for specific performance and the contract killer cannot sue for his pay). ... The felony murder rule is a legal doctrine according to which anyone who commits, or is found to be involved in, a serious crime (a felony), during which any person dies, is guilty of murder. ... Honour killings are often perpetrated in Muslim-majority areas, especially in countries of the Middle East. ... Human sacrifice is the act of killing a human being for the purposes of making an offering to a deity or other, normally supernatural, power. ... A lust murder is a homicide in which the offender searches for erotic satisfaction by taking away the victims life. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... Mass murder (massacre) is the act of murdering a large number of people, typically at the same time, or over a relatively short period of time. ... A murder suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, or while killing himself. ... Negligent homicide is a charge brought against persons, who by inaction, allow others under their care to die. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ritual murder is murder performed in a ritualistic fashion or on a basis of rituals. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... A spree killer, also known as a rampage killer, is someone who embarks on a murderous assault on his victims in a short time in multiple locations. ... Torture murder is a loosely defined legal term to describe the process used by murderers who kill their victims by slowly torturing them. ... In most states in the United States, vehicular homicide is a crime. ...

Manslaughter

In English law For a discussion of the law in other countries, see manslaughter In the English law of homicide, manslaughter is a less serious offence than murder with the the law differentiating between levels of fault based on the mens rea (Latin for a guilty mind). Manslaughter may be either: Voluntary where...

Non-criminal homicide

Justifiable homicide
Capital punishment The concept of justifiable homicide in criminal law stands on the dividing line between an excuse and an exculpation. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...

Other types of homicide

Democide
Familicide
Femicide
Feticide
Filicide
Fratricide
Gendercide
Genocide
Infanticide
Mariticide
Matricide
Parricide
Patricide
Prolicide
Sororicide
Suicide
Regicide
Tyrannicide
Uxoricide
Viricide
Vivicide
Democide is a term coined by political scientist R. J. Rummel for the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder. Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the legal definition... A familicide is a type of murder or murder-suicide in which at least one spouse and one or more children are killed. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Abortion, in its most common usage, refers to the voluntary or induced termination of pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. ... Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing his or her own son or daughter. ... Fratricide (from the Latin word frater, meaning: brother and cide meaning to kill) is the act of a person killing his or her brother. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Genocide (disambiguation). ... In sociology and biology, infanticide is the practice of intentionally causing the death of an infant of a given species, by members of the same species - often by the mother. ... Mariticide (not to be confused with matricide); from the Latin maritus (married) & cidium (killing), literally means the murder of ones married partner, but has become most associated with the murder of a husband by his wife. ... Matricide is the act of killing ones mother. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Patricide. ... Patricide is (i) the act of killing ones father, or (ii) a person who kills his or her father. ... Prolicide is the act of killing offspring, either before or soon after birth. ... This article is about a kind of homicide. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Regicide (disambiguation). ... Tyrannicide literally means the killing of a tyrant. ... Uxoricide (from Latin uxor meaning wife) is murder of ones wife. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Note: for practices of systematically killing very young children, see infanticide. For the killing of one's own children, see filicide.

The murder of children is considered a particularly abhorrent crime in most societies; they are perceived within their communities and the state at large as being vulnerable, and therefore especially susceptible to abduction and murder. The protection of children from abuse and possible death often involves disturbing the child's family structure, as tenuous as this may be. In sociology and biology, infanticide is the practice of intentionally causing the death of an infant of a given species, by members of the same species - often by the mother. ... Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing his or her own son or daughter. ... For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... Child abuse is the physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others. ...

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By family members vs. by strangers

Most murderers of children are relatives, acquaintances or caretakers. Younger children (aged 13 and under) are more likely to be murdered by a relative; and older children, aged 13-18.


Children have been sacrificed ritualistically in Incan ceremonies and in a few other locations, but it is not a universally sanctioned practice by any means. Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children in order to please, propitiate or force supernatural beings in order to achieve a desired result. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ...


In modern times, the killing of children is often closely related to instances of prolonged periods of child abuse. Some victims are murdered by parents as part of a murder-suicide. Parents sometimes begin administering corporal punishment that quickly escalates into severe abuse and occasionally murder, as, for example, in the Victoria Climbié case which occurred in London. Child abuse is the physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others. ... Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended to change a persons behavior or to punish them. ... Adjo Victoria Climbié (Saturday, November 2, 1991 - Friday, February 25, 2000), better known as Anna Climbié or Victoria Climbié was born in Abobo near Abidjan, Côte dIvoire, and aged seven was sent by her parents to Europe with her great-aunt Marie Thérèse Kouao for a... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


A number of murderers of children are pedophiles who commit lust murder or kill to cover up their other crimes. These latter cases are more notorious, although killings by family members are more common Pedophilia or paedophilia (see spelling differences) is the primary or exclusive sexual attraction by adults to prepubescent youths. ... A lust murder is a homicide in which the offender searches for erotic satisfaction by taking away the victims life. ...


In the U.K. the number of child homicides fluctuates every year but the annual number of child homicides recorded in Criminal Statistics has averaged 79 a year for the last 28 years. The Home Office also provides unpublished figures on the relationship between the child victims of homicide in any one year and the principal suspect. Latest figures for 2000/2001 show that parents were the principal suspect in 78 per cent of child homicides. [1]


There have been a number of moral panics related to child murder, of which the most notable is the satanic ritual abuse phenomenon, where reports of organized killings of large numbers of children by satanic gangs have failed to be corroborated in spite of decades of investigation. Moral panic is a sociological term, coined by Stanley Cohen, meaning a reaction by a group of people based on the false or exaggerated perception that some cultural behavior or group, frequently a minority group or a subculture, is dangerously deviant and poses a menace to society. ... Satanism Associated organizations The Church of Satan First Satanic Church Prominent figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated concepts Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Might is Right Books and publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic Rituals | The Satanic Witch | The Devils Notebook...


These moral panics have tended to obscure those rare cases where actual pedophile gangs have acted to prey upon children.


Several cases of exorcism carried out by family members or religious groups have resulted in the murders of children.[citation needed] Saint Francis exorcised demons in Arezzo, fresco of Giotto Exorcism (from Late Latin exorcismus, from Greek exorkizein - to adjure, correctly pronounced exercism) is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed (taken control of). ...


By other children

In most countries, there are very few cases where children are killed by other young children. According to the U.S. Department of Justice statistics for 1996,[2] one in five murders of children are committed by other children. Several murders by children have gained prominent media exposure. One was the killing on February 12, 1993 of the almost three-year-old boy James Bulger by two ten-year-old boys in Liverpool, England, UK. He was beaten and stoned to death before his body was left on the train tracks to make it look like a train hit him. Also, in 1968 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England there was the trial of 10-year old Mary Bell. She was convicted of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility in the deaths of toddlers Martin Brown and Brian Howe. She was released in 1980 at the age of 23.[citation needed] is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... James Jamie Patrick Bulger (March 16, 1990 – February 12, 1993) was a two-year old toddler who was abducted and murdered [1] by two ten year-old boys, Jon Venables (born December 8, 1982) and Robert Thompson (born August 23, 1982), in Merseyside, England. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... For other persons named Mary Bell, see Mary Bell (disambiguation). ...


Although the United States certainly has an unusually high number of killings of children by other children, it is most often the case that the perpetrators and victims are teenagers, rather than young children. In many such cases, the youthful perpetrator is tried as an adult for their crime.


In 1992, after the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Dantrell Davis as he left the Cabrini-Green public housing project for school, the Chicago Tribune put every child murder on the front page (generally no murders were front page news). 62 child murders were reported that year. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... A young boy killed in the crossfire of a gang fight while walking to elementary school with his mother in Cabrini-Green in 1992. ... Cabrini-Green is one of the most notorious and infamous housing projects in the world. ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes are forms of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...

18th century illustration of William York, age 10, murdering Susan Matthew, age 5, on May 13, 1748, from The Newgate Calendar.
18th century illustration of William York, age 10, murdering Susan Matthew, age 5, on May 13, 1748, from The Newgate Calendar.

Multiple deaths in one incident, such as the 1999 Columbine High School massacre tend to gather the most media attention but are statistically scarce. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image of child-murderer Thomas Hunter from the Newgate Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado (the CDP of Columbine) near Denver and Littleton. ...


In 1999, twelve-year-old Lionel Tate murdered his six-year-old playmate Tiffany Eunick while demonstrating a wrestling move. This article is about the year. ... Lionel Tate at his 2005 booking for robbery charges Lionel Alexander Tate[1] (born January 30, 1987) was convicted of first-degree murder for battering a 6-year-old playmate, Tiffany Eunick, to death on July 28, 1999, a crime for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment without chance...


In 2000, 6-year-old Dedrick Owens brought a gun to his elementary school and shot his classmate Kayla Rolland after shouting "I don't like you!" at her. The shooting became a prominent example in Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine documentary. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Kayla Rolland Kayla Rolland (May 12, 1993 – February 29, 2000) was the six-year-old girl killed by six-year-old Dedrick Owens, a first grade classmate of African American descent in the Theo J. Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan, near Flint. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Bowling for Columbine is a controversial documentary film written, directed, produced by, and starring Michael Moore. ...


In 2004, an 11-year-old Japanese school girl known only as Nevada-tan was charged with murdering her classmate Satomi Mitarai by slitting Mitarai's throat and arms with a box-cutter at their elementary school in Sasebo, Japan Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Satomi Mitarai, 12, who was stabbed to death by a classmate Satomi Mitarai (御手洗怜美 Mitarai Satomi) (b. ... Sasebo (佐世保市; -shi) is a city located in Nagasaki, Japan. ...


In 2006, on March 1 14-year-old Michael Hamer murdered 11-year-old Joe Geeling in a frenzied killing after Joe spurned his sexual advances. He was found guilty on 16 October 2006 and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with elgibility of parole. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Genocide and child soldiers

Main article: Child Soldiers

The military use of children refers to children being placed in harm's way in military actions, in order to protect a location or provide propaganda. This is sometimes referred to as child sacrifice, though not equivalent to the religious variety. It may also refer to the use of children as child soldiers or saboteurs. A Chinese soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division boarding planes in Myitkyina (Burma) bound for China, May 1944. ...


Red Hand Day on February 12 is an annual commemoration day to draw public attention to the practice of using children as soldiers in wars and armed conflicts. The Red Hand Day on February 12 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of children who are forced to serve as soldiers in wars and armed conflicts. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Child executions

The juvenile death penalty has been abolished in most countries, though many countries still continue to execute under 18's even though it is prohibited by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child[citation needed] Until March 1, 2005, the United States was the only nation in the world that permitted the execution of children under age 18. Only seven other countries have executed juvenile offenders since 1990: Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and China. Since then, each of these countries has either abolished capital punishment for juveniles or stated publicly that it has done so. With the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Roper v. Simmons, the United States joined those countries that forbid child executions. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the...


Muti killings

Muti is a murderous practice of human sacrifice and mutilation associated with some traditional cultural practices, such as Sangoma, in South Africa. Victims of muti killings are often children. An unknown child (referred to as Adam), whose decapitated torso was found in the River Thames in London in 2001 is believed to have been the victim of a muti killing.[3] Muti is a generic term for medicine in Southern Africa. ... Human sacrifice is the act of killing a human being for the purposes of making an offering to a deity or other, normally supernatural, power. ... Disfigurement is the state of having ones appearance, especially that of ones face, deeply and persistently harmed by a medical condition, such as wounds (accidental or intentional), disease, or a birth defect. ... A sangoma is a practitioner of herbal medicine, divination and counselling in traditional Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi) societies of Southern Africa (effectively an African shaman). ... Adam is the name given to a young African boy whose torso was discovered in the River Thames, London on September 21, 2001. ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


See also

For the Canadian politician, see Albert Fish (politician). ... Mary I of England Bloody Mary is a name applied to both Queen Mary I of England and to a figure of Western folklore. ... Wu Zetian (武則天) (625 - December 16, 705), personal name Wu Zhao (武曌), was the only female emperor in the history of China, founding her own dynasty, the Zhou (周), and ruling under the name Emperor Shengshen (聖神皇帝) from 690 to 705. ... Gilles de Rais Gilles de Rais (also spelled Retz) (September 10, 1404 – October 26, 1440) was a French noble, soldier, and one time brother-in-arms of Joan of Arc. ... Artwork by Arthur Rackham, 1909. ... For the 2004 film, see La Llorona (film). ... Saint Maria Goretti (October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902) is an Italian Roman Catholic virgin saint. ... The Holy Innocents by Giotto di Bondone. ... This article is about the Greek mythological figure. ...

References

  1. ^ NSPCC Child Homicide information
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