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difference btwn culpable homicide and murder


Hello, i am currently a law student from the 3rd year (5 year course) and i am very confused as to the difference between culapable homicide and murder.. could anyone pls explain these two points.

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Karishma 

 
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Culpable homicide is the genus, and the murder is the species.

An offence can not  amount to murder unless it falls within the definition of culpable homicide but the vice versa is not true.Where the act is done "with the intention of causing death"the difference between culpable homicide and murder is merely a question of different degrees of probability that death would ensue.It is culpable homicide where death must have been known to be the 'probable' result whereas in murder it is the ' most probable' result.

 
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ok thanks.. so there is no question of intention? 

 
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