Homicide and murder are two terms that are often confused and used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings. Homicide is the killing of one human being by another, regardless of intent or criminal liability. It may be intentional, such as murder, or unintentional, such as manslaughter. Murder, on the other hand, is a type of homicide that is intentional and involves malice aforethought. In other words, it is a deliberate killing with premeditation or malice. Murder requires the intent to kill, whereas homicide does not.