In Chapter 10 of the primary text, Siegel discusses different


In Chapter 10 of the primary text, Siegel discusses different forms of violent crimes; specifically, he discusses the different degrees and types of homicide (2015). After reading this chapter, discuss the different degrees of homicide and the elements needed for each degree, as well as the different murderous relationships. In addition, choose two types of homicide and provide examples of each in the form of a scenario. When responding to this discussion question, use terms associated with the study of crime and criminology. Please use the link to assist in guiding your discussion response: (Links to an external site.).

Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your contentions with citations from the text and/or other scholarly sources. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.




Siegel, L. J. (2015). Criminology: The core (5th ed.). Retrieved from

  • Chapter 10: Violent Crime


Danzo1212. (2013, December 22). Murder capital USA ganglands of Chicago (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from

  • The video discusses the high murder rates in Chicago. It focuses on factors that significantly contribute to the high murder rates such as gang conflict, the drug trade, and innocent victims caught in the cross fire. It concentrates on ideas to control the aforementioned and supports this week’s discussion, “Degrees of Murder,” and the assignment, “Controlling Violent Crime.” Transcript (Links to an external site.)
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