Crime Of Passion Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Crime Of Passion, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Crime Of Passion?

It is a term used to define a crime which is commited by an individual in the form of assault or murder against a spouse or a lover out of jealousy or heratbreak and is not a preplanned crime.Example- when a husband discovers his wife is having affair with another man out of jealousy he can murder her.Crime of passion is used as a measure by the defending attorney to request the judge to have a leninet approach in pronouncing the verdict.