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Homicide is when one person kills (causes the death of) another person. Homicide is sometimes a crime and sometimes not. If the killer wanted to cause death, it can be a crime called murder. If the killer did not want to cause death, but had no care for their own behavior, it can be a crime called manslaughter. Fighting to keep oneself safe from harm is called self-defense. If a person needed to kill for self-defense, it is usually not a crime. If a person killed in self-defense when they did not need to kill, it may be a crime.
- "Homicide" (in en). Cornell Law School. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/homicide.
- Larson, Aaron (2018-04-19). "What Are Homicide and Murder". https://www.expertlaw.com/library/criminal-law/what-are-homicide-and-murder.