Special Circumstances Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Special Circumstances?

(n) Special circumstances are the criminal activities which are executed with wanton disregard to the society and human feelings, which portrays the contempt of the culprit in social wellbeing which warrant extreme punishments. For example chopping down the victim into pieces after killing, raping a minor etc.