Dressler, pp. 229-266: Intentional Killings
1. Degrees of Murder: The Deliberation-Premeditation Formula
Case: State v. Schrader
Case: Midgett v. State
Case: State v. Forrest
1. Manslaughter: “Heat of Passion” Killings
a. Common Law Principles
Case: Girouard v. State
b. The Objective Standard: Who is the “Reasonable Man”?
Who is the “reasonable man”? Is the reasonable man someone who is like the defendant in every respect except, potentially, he is reasonable and the defendant is not? Or is the reasonable man also sort of the “average” man with average physical and mental characteristics?
the courts in
c. Model Penal Code and Beyond
Case: People v. Casassa
2. Murder Versus Manslaughter: A Literary Problem