crime passionnel


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crime passionnel

a crime committed from passion; in some systems it may amount to some form of mitigation.
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(11) "L'Assassin" represents the reductio ad absurdum of honor killing and the acquittal in cases of crime passionnel. Surely we are meant to be critical of Lougere's acquittal: the innocent victim's only offense was to tell Lougere the truth about the misconduct of his spouse.
In France, the law accepts revenge exists with crime passionnel (a crime of passion) considered a valid defence in a murder case.
In some countries, notably France, crime passionnel (or crime of passion) is a valid defence in murder cases.
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