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Concept and Meaning of HomicideMurder is a term that comes from the latin homicidĭum and refers to the death of a human being caused by another person. The term can therefore be used as a synonym for murder, murder or crime.
Examples: "investigators believe that the killing was committed by a left-handed person', ' homicide of four children has upset people who still can't surpass the required shock account of the brutality of the crime", "Jacques Lafond was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of the murder of his ex-wife.
A more extensive analysis of the etymological origin of the concept reveals that the latin word homicidĭum derives from the combination of the Greek word which can be translated by "similar" and caedere ("kill"). Homicide, therefore killing a similar (another person).
Homicide is an act condemned by society and which is contrary to the law. So, any one recognized guilty of committing a homicide is condemned according to the provisions of the Act. The sanctions/penalties vary depending on the quality of homicide, because it is considered that certain homicides are more serious than others (when the victim is of the same family or that it has a link with the assassin, etc.).
There are cases, however, where homicide is unassailable (cannot impute criminal responsibility for his actions). This occurs when the attacker suffers from psychological disturbances or if a minor, among other causes. In such cases, homicide receives treatment as a means to try to change his behavior.