Extenuating Circumstances, in law, facts that may be presented to a court to lighten the penalty placed on a person convicted of a crime. The previous good character of the convicted person is often presented as grounds for leniency. Other extenuating circumstances are youthfulness; mental deficiency or disease affecting a person's ability to know right and wrong; and unfavorable home and community environment.
Think you're a good liar? A polygraph might disagree. By monitoring a few physiological signs, these machines know if you're being deceptive, even if you don't have a "tell."
Public enemies threaten the well-being of the populace, committing serial murders, genocide or financial piracy. What 10 public enemies make our list?