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Throughout the United States there are many disparities within the criminal justice process. One such disparity is the discerning the claim of a defendant of [illegal] entrapment. In the pursuit of defining and/or defending entrapment I would like to first give insight as to its identity, definition and the two principle tests utilized in order to establish its overall employment. As mentioned earlier there are two principle tests in which-entrapment-the fine line between acceptable and unacceptable governmental persuasive encouragement, fall under within the Federal and state courts. [1] The first being the subjective test, the foundation of this test is the individual [predisposed] intent to commit a crime, of the defendant or in short, their state of mind [2] In order for the defendant, to defend themselves against possible entrapment two elements of evidence must be proven. First the defendant must show he/she had no desire to

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