Marital Infidelity as a Potent Cause of Perilous Criminal Offences: A Critical Study

  • Sumit Kumar and J.S. Jakhar
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  • Sumit Kumar

    Research Scholar at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India

  • J.S. Jakhar

    Professor at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India

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Trust, mutual respect and legitimate expectations are the basis of a spousal relationship. Sex outside the marriage is the breach of that trust. It is a matrimonial offence. Although every religion condemns adultery, yet marital infidelity has become a common occurrence in modern society. In some countries, it is a criminal offence too. The offence of adultery is generally committed along with some other criminal acts. This paper studies how the offence of adultery as a cause is linked with various other crimes transpiring in society. Further, an attempt is also made to suggest certain corrective measures to control adultery and the related offences.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1102 - 1108


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