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What is Criminal Homicide? 
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Post What is Criminal Homicide?
Criminal homicide is the intentional, reckless, or negligent death of a victim at the hands of a perpetrator. A criminal homicide charge suggests that the nature of the crime is not justifiable, excusable, or wholly accidental. Depending on the circumstances and regional laws, criminal homicide may be charged as murder, manslaughter, or unlawful negligence.Many legal systems have provisions for deaths that may occur that are not criminal in nature. One example would be a fatality in a traffic accident where no laws were broken and no negligence can be shown to have occurred. A person who kills another on the reasonable and justifiable belief that his or her life was in danger maybe considered to be acting in self-defense, thus negating a criminal charge. If an operating tool bizarrely malfunctions, killing a patient on an operating table, the attending physician may not be criminally charged with homicide unless some degree of negligence can be shown. Legal systems tend to provide these safeguards as a measure of reasonable response to the fact that accidental death, or justifiable homicide can occur.

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