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Authors

John A. Pirko

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

The Illinois Criminal Code of 1961 added the concept of "excessive self defense" to the traditional "provoked, irresistible passion" concept considered in the offense of voluntary manslaughter. This comment briefly examines the traditional formulation, then explores why the second formulation was added, and how the courts have interpreted this new offense.

First Page

217

Last Page

234

Publication Date

11-1-1982

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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