Mar 24, 2012

Moral turpitude

Moral turpitude 

n. gross violation of standards of moral conduct,vileness, such that an act involving moral turpitude was intentionally evil, making the act a crime. The existence of moral turpitude can bring a more severe criminal charge or penalty for a criminal defendant.

 The phrase "moral turpitude" has differing meanings, but all agree that it is conduct which is not only contrary to accepted behavior, but that it also is grossly misdirected.


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