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culpable homicide

A term for manslaughter that is used in several countries, including Scotland and South Africa. The police are holding him on charges of culpable homicide for his involvement in the fatal crash.
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If the general availability of guns were as important a factor in violence as the CDC implies, the vast increase in firearm ownership during the past two decades should have led to a vast increase in homicide.
But the police force's homicide clearance rate differed vastly from that in Baltimore County, which cleared 28 of its 34 homicide cases reported this year.
Over the ten year period from 2006-07 to 2015-16, the number of homicide cases in Scotland fell by 52% (62 cases) from 119 to 57.
Urban land use and remediation offer additional modifiable factors that may influence the association between the built environment and youth homicide," the study stated.
A violence prevention approach starting in childhood is key to facilitating a continued reduction of youth homicide rates, they said.
The overall homicide rate among persons aged 10-24 years varied substantially during the 30-year study period (Figure 1).
More information about justifiable homicide is furnished in the Expanded Homicide Data section and in Expanded Homicide Data Table 14, "Justifiable Homicide by Weapon, Law Enforcement, 2008-2012," and Expanded Homicide Data Table 15, "Justifiable Homicide by Weapon, Private Citizen, 2008-2012.
While most historians of violence have emphasized the "usual suspects" in homicide cases, such as gender identity, racial conflict, class affiliation, ethnic divisions, honor, and uneven sex ratios, Roth insists that these are proximate causes; the ultimate causes are political.
For instance, by simply looking at the first page, it seems that most homicide victims in L.
It also provides the Valley with an extra 50 officers to target the most violent areas, trains 5,000 officers in gang-suppression tactics and establishes a gang homicide unit in South Los Angeles.
As often is the case in intrafamilial homicide investigations, detectives interviewed the surviving spouse as a suspect.
Last year, the city recorded 445 homicides, down 26 percent from 2003's tally of 600.
Some issues are unique to survivors of homicide victims, Chery says.
Half the infant homicides occur by the fourth month of life and the risk of infant homicide is highest on the day of birth.
This bulletin, part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's "Crimes against Children Series," draws on FBI and other data to provide a statistical portrait of juvenile homicide victimization, asserting that homicide is the only major cause of childhood deaths that has increased over the past 3 decades.