I got wondering today what the difference was between murder and homicide, and since it is a bit of useless yet interesting information, it is perfect for a blog post!

Just so we are clear, and to cover all bases, manslaughter is killing another human being(s) without malice, and murder is killing another human being(s) with malice. So where does homicide sit? Well, homicide is the act of killing another human being, with or without malice. So, to conclude a homicide detective will investigate both manslaughter and murder cases. Hope that has helped clear that up for those of you out there considering a profession in the law.

For more references see manslaughter, murder and homicide.