What are some of the different crimes in Criminal Law?

These are crimes against persons:

  • Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.
  • First-degree murder is murder that is planned and premeditated.
  • Second-degree murder is murder that does not meet the requirements for first-degree murder, such as a killing that occurs during the commission of a felony.
  • Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another without malice aforethought.
  • Rape is non-consensual sexual intercourse accomplished by force or threat of force.
  • Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.
  • Aggravated sexual assault is sexual assault that involves the use of a weapon, causes serious bodily injury, or is perpetrated against a child.
  • Kidnapping is the unlawful abduction or restraint of another person.
  • Robbery is taking something from another person by force or threat of force.
  • Burglary is entering a structure unlawfully with intent to commit a felony inside.
  • Carjacking is seizing control of an occupied car by force or threat of force.
  • Extortion is obtaining something of value through the use of threats or intimidation.

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