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AVAILABILITY OF THE FELONY-MURDER RULE TODAY: EQUITABLE AND JUST OR UNFAIR AND EXCESSIVE?

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2005
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The current research provides an examination of felony murder to determine the similarities and differences among jurisdictions in the nation. It provides a current analysis of jurisprudence to update the literature as to practices in the United States pertaining to the availability of felony murder and the specific elements that make up the rule. This research conducts a survey of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal System. It provides an overview of the felony-murder rule and its availability, the degrees to which the doctrine is utilized, and the subsequent sentences allowable for defendants convicted under the theory. Current statutes are analyzed to establish what circumstances specifically constitute felony murder and the criteria required by each of the jurisdictions. Additionally, it determines to what degree jurisdictions subscribe to the felony-murder theory, which ones allow individuals to be eligible for life sentences or death sentences, and which jurisdictions allow the rule to be applied to non-triggerman offenders.
Title: AVAILABILITY OF THE FELONY-MURDER RULE TODAY: EQUITABLE AND JUST OR UNFAIR AND EXCESSIVE? .
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Name(s): Francis, Traci, Author
Sanborn, Jr., Joseph, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current research provides an examination of felony murder to determine the similarities and differences among jurisdictions in the nation. It provides a current analysis of jurisprudence to update the literature as to practices in the United States pertaining to the availability of felony murder and the specific elements that make up the rule. This research conducts a survey of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Federal System. It provides an overview of the felony-murder rule and its availability, the degrees to which the doctrine is utilized, and the subsequent sentences allowable for defendants convicted under the theory. Current statutes are analyzed to establish what circumstances specifically constitute felony murder and the criteria required by each of the jurisdictions. Additionally, it determines to what degree jurisdictions subscribe to the felony-murder theory, which ones allow individuals to be eligible for life sentences or death sentences, and which jurisdictions allow the rule to be applied to non-triggerman offenders.
Identifier: CFE0000648 (IID), ucf:46496 (fedora)
Note(s): 2005-08-01
M.S.
Health and Public Affairs, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): Felony-Murder Rule
Legal Doctrine
Survey of 50 States
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000648
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Host Institution: UCF

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