The student will write an essay addressing the following issues: Do you believe that the commission of homicides precipitated by the victim amounts to a statistically relevant proportion of all homicides committed? What factors do you think are relevant in such victim-precipitated homicides? Would you expect to see different cultural, social, cognitive or psychobiological characteristics in offenders that committed homicides that could be classified as being precipitated by the victim? If so, why? If not, why not? Would you consider a homicide to be victim precipitated if the victim unintentionally provoked the offender by being unaware of cultural norms and thereby unintentionally violated certain cultural norms important to the offender? Why? Why not?