Battery is a criminal offense involving unlawful physical contact, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact. Battery is a specific common law offense, although the term is used more generally to refer to any unlawful offensive physical contact with another person.
Blackmail is an act of coercion using the threat of revealing or publicizing either substantially true or false information about a person or people unless certain demands are met. It is often damaging information, and it may be revealed to family members or associates rather than to the general public. These acts can also involve using threats of physical, mental or emotional harm, or of criminal prosecution, against the victim or someone close to the victim.
In law, Common Law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is the body of law created by judges and similar quasi-judicial tribunals by virtue of being stated in written opinions. The defining characteristic of “common law” is that it arises as precedent.
Execution by hanging is, in all reality, strangulation. It restricts the person’ air supply at the neck. Unconsciousness occurs between two and four minutes and death could take as long as ten minutes or more. This then is actually death by asphyxiation.
Filicide is usually committed by the mother. World psychiatric literature on maternal filicide found filicidal mothers to have frequent depression, psychosis, prior mental health treatment and suicidal thoughts.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy simply put is an attention-seeking, sociopathic disorder that can often overlap with other disorders, such as narcissistic personality disorder and/ or borderline personality disorder.
The person with Munchausen by Proxy (also now referred to as factitious disorder imposed on another or FDIA) gains much sought after attention – which is in fact the true goal – by seeking medical help for exaggerated or made-up symptoms of a child (or perhaps elderly person) in their care.
Parricide | The Act of Killing One’s Own Parents | Author This site contains affiliate links. We may, at no cost to you, receive a commission for purchases made through these links Parricide is a type of murder or murder-suicide in which a perpetrator kills a parent (mother or father) or another near relative such as a sister, brother, aunt, uncle, first cousin or in-laws. Since the 1980s, the term Parricide has become increasingly identified by the public as the killing of one’s own parents. According to a study in 2019, Parricide is the rarest form of murder. Parricide is also predominately committed by adult,
Psychopathy is a neuropsychiatric disorder marked by deficient emotional responses, lack of empathy, and poor behavioral controls, commonly resulting in persistent antisocial deviance and criminal behavior.
A psychopath is a person with a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.
Schizophrenia is a long-term mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion and a sense of mental fragmentation.
A person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them.
Sociopathy refers to a pattern of antisocial behaviors and attitudes. These include manipulation, deceit, aggression and a lack of empathy for others. Sociopathy is a non-diagnostic term, and it is not synonymous with “psychopathy,” though the overlap quite often leads to confusion. Sociopaths may or may not break the law, but use tactics of exploiting and manipulating others to gain for themselves what they desire.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human person with malice aforethought, as defined in Common Law countries. Murder is generally distinguished from other forms of homicide by the elements of malice aforethought and the lack of lawful justification. All jurisdictions, ancient and modern, consider it a most serious crime and therefore impose severe penalty on its commission. The Psychology of Murder Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human being. When a person, of sound memory and discretion, unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being with malice aforethought includes four basic elements: 1.) Intent to kill, 2.) Intent to inflict grievous bodily
A tort, in common law jurisdiction, is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm, resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act. It can include intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, financial loss, injury, invasion of privacy, and numerous other harms.
Gary Leon Ridgeway was 32 years old when he murdered his first victim in July of 1982. He was 52 when he was finally arrested. He is now, in 2022, 73 years old and lives in Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla, Washington.
William Darrell Lindsey murdered 7 young women between 1983 and 1996 in the states of North Carolina and Florida. He disposed of the bodies in various waterways in the St. Augustine, Florida area. He was finally apprehended on December 29,1996.