Wilson Vs. State Of Missouri Criminal Law Final Kellogg Community College Paper

687 words - 3 pages

Final Test
Criminal Law
In the case of Wilson vs. The State of Missouri, Officer Wilson could’ve been charged with one of the following: First Degree murder, Second Degree murder, Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter. Although the option was given to charge him with any of those, based on the facts given, Officer Wilson can be found guilty of second degree murder. In going through the facts surrounding the case and reviewing the elements of the crimes, second degree murder is the best to charge him, because all of the elements are met.
The element of second degree murder is as follows:
Knowingly causes the death of another person, with the purpose of causing a serious physical injury to another person or, causes the death of another person.
Officer Wilson has definitely caused the death of another person because Mr. Michael Brown in dead. What he died of is fatal gun shots to the body. When Officer Darren Wilson got up that morning he may not have been thinking that, that was going to be the day that he killed somebody but officers do not have the same discretion as everyone else. Controlling and operating a weapon as an officers, opens you up to training on how to use and not use your weapon, as well as using other weapon in lieu of your gun. Along with that, gun training give you reaction time. As an officer Darren Wilson had reaction time, even if the time was a split second and so he had other choices (this take away heat of passion). In him knowing he had reaction time and decided to still shot, he took on the responsibility of the guns actions. When an officer shoots a gun he knows in his mind as well as everyone else that serious injury or death is the only likely result of the bullet reaching the target/threat. Not only that, the intended purpose of shooting a gun is for the bullets to hit the target/threat.
Although he is guilty of committing second degree murder because his...

Find Another Essay On Wilson Vs. State of Missouri Criminal Law Final - Kellogg Community College - Paper

Edgar Allen Poe: The Tale of Two Narrators - Nashville State Community College American Literature Fiction - Essay/Research

1580 words - 7 pages In “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of the Amontillado’ Montresor and the unknown narrator are both murders through their confessions they reveal both their similarities and differences. The unidentified narrator is trying to convince the auditor of his sanity while Montresor is attempting to convince the auditor of justifiable revenge. It is through these confessions they are trying to convince the auditor of their humanity and their

Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters - Clark State Community College, ASL class - Essay

1297 words - 6 pages ASL 1102 N. Morris November 4, 2017 Article 6 “Social Justice: A New Model of Practice for Sign Language Interpreters” Glancing back over the chapters we have covered in class, we have talked about communication and how significate it is as an interpreter to not only build on these skills but to be able to use them as we communicate with the Deaf community. We’ve discussed the influence of culture, identity and language. The topic of oppression

state law vs moral law

728 words - 3 pages State Law Vs. Moral Law If someones best friend was dying and the only medicine to save them is illegal, would it be okay to let them have it even though its breaking state law? State law versus moral law has always been a big argument on which side to choose if it comes down to doing what someone believes in or what the state says is right. The cause and effect of characters’ choices on their life results from their strong moral or state

Concepts of criminal Law

2016 words - 9 pages California, at a maximum security state penitentiary. Manson has been denied parole several times, and remains in jail today along with Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten ,Susan Atkins died in jail in 2009. I do strongly believe Charles Manson should remain in prison his entire life. He didn't physically kill these people but if it wasn't for him they would still be alive. Not only did he order the deaths of these innocent people he did it

W102 TMA01 Civil Law vs Criminal Law - Open University - Essay

1177 words - 5 pages /blog/common-law-vs-civil-law/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/guides/newsid_8259000/8259667.stm 2010. Martin v HMA; Miller v HMA - Legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament Available at: http://www.axiomadvocates.com/news/view/martin-v-hma-miller-v-hma-legislative-competence-of-the-scottish-parliament/P330 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/46/contents http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2017/4/section/3/enacted http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/wales-and-the-problem-of-legislative-competence/

Exploration of English Criminal Law

2755 words - 11 pages several duties of care? Certainly, one of the bases of English Common Law is that punishment for doing nothing is repugnant - action creates consequence, inaction should not. Should this apply? Professor A. Ashworth certainly thought it should be changed, publishing a report entitled 'The Scope of Criminal Liability for Omissions' and calling for reform. However, there are several points to consider. The first concerns itself

Caveat Emptor: Rights of Home Buyers in the State of Missouri

1977 words - 8 pages The State of Missouri requires professionals to obtain a license before providing services to the public, in many careers. Misconceptions hold that issuance of licenses is just something that is needed in order to charge money for services. Licenses are issued however, because the public puts their trust in professionals who are more knowledgeable than they are. Many people today want to avoid the hassles and risks associated with the transfer

The Growing Field of Forensic Psychology - Suffolk County Community College Psy 101 - Research Paper

1999 words - 8 pages Handbook Of Forensic Psychology(3rd ed.).Hoboken,New Jersey:John Wiley and Sons Inc. Grisso, T. (1991). A developmental history of the American Psychology-Law Society. ​Law And Human Behavior​, 15​(3), 213-231. doi:10.1007/BF01061710 Parry, J. W. (2013). ​Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness : Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt​. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Duckett, P., & Schinkel, M. (2008). Community psychology and injustice in the criminal justice system. ​Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology​, ​18​(5), 518-526.

Cardiac Catheterization: An Evaluation of Care - Montgomery county community college/ NUR 211 - Research paper

5436 words - 22 pages Running head: CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION: AN EVALUATION OF CARE 19 NHU HUYNH Cardiac Catheterization: An Evaluation of Care ID # 0927749 Montgomery County Community College NUR 211 April 15, 2016 Abstract The clinical experience in cardiac floor at Abington hospital gave me a chance to meet VP, a 40-year-old woman, who was going through alcohol withdrawal. Because of the significant decrease

A Brief History of Amphetamines/Methamphetamines - Austin Community College - Addictions - Research paper

1596 words - 7 pages A Brief History of Amphetamines/Methamphetamines Www.drugabuse.gov describes methamphetamine as: ‘…a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Also known as meth, chalk, ice, and crystal, among many other terms, it takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.’ In this paper, I am going to write a brief history of how this drug came to be

Effects of technology on children's social development - Seminole state college/Eng I - Research paper

1644 words - 7 pages would define success as being totally happy with your life, even if it means working a meager job and barely covering your bills. But for the sake of this paper I define success as having a stable career that provides the average income of America today, which, according to Alan Dunn of Forbes magazine, is about 51,000 dollars per year. In other words, residing in the middle class of America. The way I see it, college is the best investment in

Similar Essays

History Final Paper On European History After 1648 Columbus State Community College History Class Research Paper

2469 words - 10 pages Salem Mattar 05/09/2017 History Final Essay Essay question #4: Did the French Revolution represent the complete repudiation of absolute monarchy or, conversely, the perfection of its ultimate goal of centralizing state power? Discuss the crisis the monarchy and the subsequent revolution in order to answer this question, referring to the primary and secondary sources of this course. Related questions to consider: What sort of state and society

Transnational Criminal Organization And The Law Enforcement Community

940 words - 4 pages The problem of transnational criminal organization poses some unique challenges to the law enforcement community. The scope of these organizations’ activities and personnel creates exponentially more work for law enforcement than relatively isolated or contained criminal acts by individuals or small groups. Random and personal crimes committed by individuals can usually be handled by police at the local level, as the investigation is limited

Comparison Of The Paleo And Keto Diets Cleveland State Community College Compare And Contrast

717 words - 3 pages Robert Griffin Composition 1 – 700 Compare and Contrast March 21, 2018 Paleo Vs. Keto With the New Year come new resolutions. One of the most common New Year resolutions is to lose weight. In order to achieve this goal, people turn to dieting and with countless diets to choose from, how do we pick just one? Two diets that have been popular among the fitness community recently are the Ketogenic Diet and the Paleo Diet. While the Ketogenic Diet

Nora Helmer In Her Dollhouse Faulkner State Community College/ Eng 102 Essay

1075 words - 5 pages “miserable creature,” “liar,” and even “criminal,” says she is just like her father, throws insults after insults to her face, and even had the audacity to tell her she would no longer be able to see her own children. Torvald shows no appreciation of the sacrifices Nora makes for him. This proves what a selfish, empty marriage he and Nora have been in and Nora finally comprehends this. At this point, Nora is finally growing into what she has