Crimes of passion

Other Names:
Crimes of honour

A crime of passion (French: crime passionnel), in popular usage, refers to a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as anger or jealousy rather than as a premeditated crime. A high level of social and legal acceptance of crimes of passion has been historically associated with France from the 19th century to the 1970s, and until recently with Latin America.

Broader Problems:
Narrower Problems:
Honour killing
Societal Problems Crime
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
16.10.2020 – 19:31 CEST