The serpent beguiled me and I did eat: Entrapment and the creation of crime [Book Review]

Law and Philosophy 4 (1):17 - 39 (1985)
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This paper examines the legitimacy of pro-active law enforcement techniques, i.e. the use of deception to produce the performance of a criminal act in circumstances where it can be observed by law enforcement officials. It argues that law enforcement officials should only be allowed to create the intent to commit a crime in individuals who they have probable cause to suppose are already engaged or intending to engage in criminal activity of a similar nature.



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Gerald Dworkin
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