Definition

Murder degree (criminal law, common law) (Ro: Tipuri ale infractiunii de omor, Fr: degrés de meurtre, Gr.: υπαιτιότητα δολοφονίας, Cz.: skutková podstata trestného činu vraždy) (See also: first degree murder, second degree murder) = refers to the distinction made by many jurisdictions in dividing type of murders. The most common division is between first and second degree murder. 

 

Useful links

Legislation

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/58/contents [UK]

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0782/Sections/0782.04.html [USA]

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter265/Section1 The commonwealth of Massachusetts [USA]

Case Law

http://www.ok.gov/oag/documents/Lockett%20Clemency%20brf.pdf  - The Clayton Lockett case

http://www.lasc.org/opinions/93ka2692.opn.pdf - State of Louisiana versus Cristopher Sepulvado

http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/2077/SWP-1545-15376459.pdf - The State of New Hampshire versus Charles Glenn

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14610536214171167663 - State of New Mexico versus Todd Gaberhart

https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3098137125217744818 - The people of the State of Illinois versus Eduardo Carrilo

Online Publications

http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/2077/SWP-1545-15376459.pdf, Arnold Barnett, First-degree murder and the death sentence in Georgia, M.I.T. Working Paper

http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3734&context=jclc, Keith Blinn, First degree murder – a workable definition, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 40, Issue 6, 1950

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/northcarolina.pdf, Philip J. Cook, The costs of processing murder cases in North Carolina, Duke University

 

By Ruxandra Popescu