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Homicide
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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. ... Note: for practices of systematically killing very young children, see infanticide. ... 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. ... 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
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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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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. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics defines a spree killing as "killings at two or more locations with almost no time break between murders."[citation needed] Serial killers are different in that they have cooling off periods between attacks, while mass murderers typically stick to one location.[citation needed] The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a department of the US Department of Justice which is responsible for maintaining criminal justice data and statistics. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... A mass murder (massacre) involves the murder of large numbers of people either by a state or an individual. ...


Notably large spree killings in history include:

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The M1 Carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber . ... For the 1894 massacre in Lüshunkou, see Port Arthur massacre (China). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Martin John Bryant (born 7 May 1967) murdered 35 people and injured 37 others in the Port Arthur massacre, a killing spree in Tasmania in 1996. ... CAR-15 is a common name applied to many carbine variants of the Colt AR-15 rifle (adopted by the USA as the M16 rifle) in both military and civilian service. ... The Fusil Automatique Léger (light automatic rifle) or FAL is a 7. ... The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting comprising two separate attacks about two hours apart on April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Korean pronunciation (IPA) :   English pronunciation (IPA) : [1] Seung-Hui Cho[2] (January 18, 1984 – April 16, 2007) was a student at Virginia Tech who committed the mass murder of 32 people[3] and wounded 25 others[4] in the shooting rampage known as the Virginia Tech massacre. ... The Tsuyama massacre was a murder spree that occurred on 21 May 1938 in the very rural village close to Tsuyama city in Okayama, Japan. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul John Knowles (1946–November 18, 1974) was an American mass murderer tied to the deaths of eighteen people in 1974, though he claimed to have taken thirty-five lives. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Paul John Knowles (1946–November 18, 1974) was an American mass murderer tied to the deaths of eighteen people in 1974, though he claimed to have taken thirty-five lives. ...

See also

This article should be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article is about the Terry Pratchett Discworld novel. ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ... 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. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... A Thrill killing is a nickname for a kind of premeditated murder committed by a sane criminal who is motivated by the sheer excitement of the act. ...

Further reading

  • Pan Pantziarka 2000, Lone Wolf, Virgin Publishing ISBN 0-7535-0437-5. This book looks at individual cases, including Thomas Hamilton, Martin Bryant and Mark Barton. It also discusses the wider social context, psychological factors and political fall-out from spree killing.

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External links

  • spreekillers.org

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Serial Killers - Mass Murderers - Spree Killers Distinctions (2522 words)
The mass murderer and the serial killer are quantitatively and qualitatively different, and disagreement continues about their characteristics just as it does about the types of mass and serial offenders that appear to have emerged in recent years.
A spree killer is usually a white male 20-30 who acts like a mass killer, killing a lot of people by shooting, and this murdering usually happens over a period of time from a week/s to a month, with the killer fleeing the police and public fear at the same time.
Spree killers usually flee with someone else and are like the typical mass killer but who intends to go uncaptured.
Spree killer Robert Stewart Flores shoots three professors at the University of Arizona School of Nursing before ... (1508 words)
Spree killers are also often targets of bullying and harassment but their situation differs in a number of respects.
In other words, whether or not they are guilty of what the spree killer alleges, they just happen to be the final straw; the trigger may have been the victim politely declining a request, and perhaps the request itself may have been unreasonable and needed to be declined.
As with many spree killers, Flores' relationship with his parents, especially his father, was unsatisfactory and he experienced a significant emotional event during his childhood, the divorce of his parents whilst still a teenager.
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