Crime of Passion

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A crime committed in the heat of passion, i.e., one that is not premeditated
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8) The concept of the crime passionnel was described by Plato in his posthumously published Laws, written in the years prior to his death in 347 BC: "[.
129); it is assumed that it was not a crime passionnel and that the Chronicle is a 'reimagining' (p.
This crime passionnel was exploited by Stalin to fabricate the existence of secret conspiracies in the Soviet Union and to introduce the purges and the show trials.
This runs contrary to our expectations, since the most obvious justification which springs to our mind in a situation such as this is that of crime passionnel.

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