The extent to which the case is typical of homicides more generally:
Is it an example of a particular type of murder?
How does it fit into the general pattern of homicides in England and Wales?
What is typical (or atypical) about the case, for example the demographic characteristics of those involved, the temporal and spatial details of the offence, any aggravating factors…?
The law on murder and how it may apply to the scenario and the consequences of the event for those involved.
Was this a murder? What details helped you reach your decision?
What charges might be brought?
What happens after someone is charged and what punishments might result?
The usefulness of competing explanations of homicide in understanding this killing:
What do biological explanations contribute to understanding this killing?
What do psychological explanations contribute to understanding this killing?
What do sociological explanations contribute to understanding this killing?
To what extent and how can such homicides be prevented?
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