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What is Entrapment?

What is Entrapment?

Many times, a legal defense for the prosecution of a crime includes the definition of entrapment. However, entrapment can be a very difficult defense to use as law enforcement officers are continuously growing more cautious and prepared when planning to catch criminal activity. The only way to be able to use entrapment as a criminal defense is if you have a complete understanding of what it entails and what it means for you. Entrapment in Federal Court The legal definition of entrapment is when a person is induced or persuaded by law enforcement officers or their agents to commit a crime that he had no previous intent to commit; and the law as a matter of policy forbids conviction in such a case. If a person is willing and able… […]

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What is the Difference Between a Sting Operation and Entrapment?

What is the Difference Between a Sting Operation and Entrapment?

A sting operation is defined as a deceptive, carefully researched and well-executed operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. Usually a police officer or willing member of the public will play the role of a criminal or victim and give another criminal an opportunity to commit a crime. Many times, the person playing the role is actually a criminal who is participating in a deal in order to have their charges dropped. These sting operations are extremely common in the United States but are actually considered illegal in other countries such as Sweden and the Netherlands. They are effective because they often circumvent the need to obtain the suspect’s confession. It is enough evidence for prosecution. Ethical Concerns Sting operations are a hot topic for debate because they… […]

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