Definition of Homicide
- American English – /hAHm-uh-sied/
- British English – /hOm-i-sied/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈhɑməˌsaɪd/
- British English – /ˈhɒmɪsʌɪd/
- Plural: homicides
- Loosely defined, homicide is the murder of an individual and genocide is the murder of a group.
- The United States legally differentiates between four primary types of homicide. First-degree murder, Second-degree murder, Voluntary Manslaughter (also called Third-degree murder), and Involuntary Manslaughter.
- A (adjective) homicidal individual commits a homicide.
- Crime and Law Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “homicide” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “homicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
homicide. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “homicide.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“homicide.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 3 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/homicide/>.