This Note examines the treatment of depraved indifference murder across the thirty-six states that include the concept in their criminal codes. The Note identifies the broad range of practical circumstances that shape the development of depraved indifference murder statutes, and argues that it is not possible to develop a single interpretation that will function effectively across all jurisdictions. Finally, this Note identifies the three most important practical circumstances that affect the development of depraved indifference murder statutes.
John C. Duffy,
Reality Check: How Practical Circumstances Affect the Interpretation of Depraved Indifference Murder,
57 Duke Law Journal
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