Reckless homicide

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Reckless homicide is a crime in which the perpetrator was aware that their act (or failure to act when there is a legal duty to act) creates significant risk of death or grievous bodily harm in the victim, but ignores the risk and continues to act (or fail to act), and a human death results.[1] It is contrasted with negligent homicide, in which the perpetrator did not have the awareness of the risk, but should have had it.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Kaplan; Robert Weisberg; Guyora Binder (2012), Criminal Law - Cases and Materials (7th ed.), Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, ISBN 978-1-4548-0698-1
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