Short Answers

1.Explain the doctrine of transferred intent. What crimes does it apply to? Why is it important?

2.What is meant by “corpus delicti?” Explain how a defendant may be prosecuted for murder when the victim’s body has not been found.

3.To reduce murder to manslaughter, courts generally hold that what four requirements be met?

4.Define, compare, and contrast the crimes of voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. Provide an example of each.

5.What is heat of passion manslaughter? What are its requirements?