DISCUSSION: The author is telling us to ignore crimes of passion. He only wants to talk about crimes people consciously intend to do.
Crimes of passion are those crimes that people commit in the heat of the moment. They are not rational.
- Crimes of passion aren’t deliberate crimes. They’re crimes people commit without thinking.
- CORRECT. Now that we know crimes of passion aren’t deliberate, we have a better idea of what deliberate crimes are.
- The author never said it’s impossible to deter crimes of passion. People might sometimes restrain their passions if they fear the consequences.
- The debate comes later in the paragraph. At the start of the paragraph, the author is just defining crimes for us.
- The passage says deliberate crimes might be due to social factors (line 6). Crimes of passion are impulsive, and we don’t know what causes them.
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