Mitigating Circumstances in Law: Definition, Meaning & Examples


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Mitigating circumstances are _____.

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1. What is the opposite of a mitigating circumstance?

2. Which one of the following is a mitigating circumstance?

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Use the quiz and worksheet to get an idea of the type of knowledge you have about mitigating circumstances in law. What this means and examples of it are topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

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  • The opposite of a mitigating circumstance
  • An example of an aggravating factor
  • The argument in the Leopold and Loeb case
  • What mitigating circumstances are
  • An example of a mitigating circumstance

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  • The history of mitigating circumstances
  • Why mitigating circumstances exist
  • Regulations regarding these circumstances