Murder and manslaughter are very similar and one is taken more seriously than the other. The difference between the two is that murder, is considered to be premeditated and thought out while manslaughter is more sudden and in the moment.

involuntary manslaughter  

usually unintentional and caused by reckless behavior, but the killer did not intend on killing the person.

voluntary man slaughter

Voluntary man slaughter is very common to involuntary, the only difference is when this person decides to hurt the other in the moment, they do have the intention to kill, unlike involuntary where it is ruled as an accident unintentional.

Current event

On March 31, 2015 a man by the  name of Zachary Dwayne was charged with involuntary manslaughter after killing a 17 year old girl in November of 2014. It was ruled involuntary because he claimed he thought the gun and clip was empty. Conflict theory.

Punishments and statistics

Most are placed in jail for 3, 6, or 11 years depending on the trial. The time spent in jail is small because most claim self defense. 75 percent of people convicted of manslaughter are white, and over half of this 75 percent are men. The average time for involuntary is 64 months and for voluntary 142 months.

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