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What are the conditions needed for the successful use of the defense of duress? Why is the defense inapplicable in cases of serious law violations like murder and rape?
Apr 17th, 2015

For duress to qualify as a defense, four requirements must be met: The threat must be of serious bodily harm or death. The threatened harm must be greater than the harm caused by the crime. The threat must be immediate and inescapable.(  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duress)


"Duress as a concept generally means that there is some unlawful threat or coercion against someone such that that person loses his free will to act.

As a matter of policy, duress is not applicable in serious crimes because we never want to be able to say that the duress can be so great that it would cause you to murder someone or rape someone. Murder and rape are such heinous crimes that regardless of what pressure is on you, you should always be able to retain your free will not to murder or rape." (http://www.justanswer.com/criminal-law/15kpx-defense-duress-inapplicable-cases.html)


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