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Intent or Motive

Competencies Addressed in This Discussion

This discussion addresses the following competencies:

Introduction

Different from many of the crimes we cover, we see homicide or murder has the additional dynamic of determining intent or motive in addition to the details of the crime of homicide or murder. (In criminal justice, proof of motive is not a necessity to prove murder, it is helpful but, as far as prosecution goes, not necessarily required to obtain a conviction.)

For this discussion, you will research and then discuss how or why we would not as a best practice investigate and even evaluate the psychological variables involved in all these cases versus the court order or defense- or prosecution-generated referrals?

Instructions

In your main post:

Support your ideas with professional and scholarly resources.

Discussion Objectives

The competencies addressed in this discussion are supported by discussion objectives, as follows: