Parties to crime outline

Parties to crime outline - OUTLINE PARTIES TO A CRIME In...

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OUTLINE - PARTIES TO A CRIME In this section - looking NOT at the actual perpetrator - but at those who assist the perpetrator in some way A. Definitions Doctrine of complicity (parties to crime) - persons who join with/assist others to commit crimes are also criminally liable; Generally - the set of principles defining the conditions under which such persons are liable and the degree of liability Distinguish common law from modern definitions - Common law definitions: Principals in the 1 st degree - those who actually commit the crime Principals in the 2 nd degree - those assisting in and present when the crime is committed Accessories before the fact - those assisting in but not present when the crime is committed Accessories after the fact - those who help someone known to have committed a crime to escape capture, prosecution, or conviction Modern statutory law definitions: Accomplices - all those who assist in the commission of the crime, both before and during the crime through to its conclusion;
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