fair for a person involved in an inchoate crime. It doesn’t matter that one has actually committed the crime or not. May be he could not be able to get to his intentions or his conspiracy does not get to success but perhaps if is set free he will try another time. But the vice versa is not and should not be true. A person who has actually committed a crime for which he never planned should not be set free. The concept of actus reus supports this. Actus reus is actually latin for ‘guilty act’. Actus reus go hand in hand with mens rea to prove the criminal liability of a person. For an offense like conspiracy, where no actual crime ever occurred, criminal liability of a person should be there. A conspiracy may not have been a success but the conspirator can conspire again if set free. Hence the aim should be to correct that person through the process of corrections. REFERENCES Larry K. Gaines, Roger LeRoy Miller (2006). Criminal Justice in Action: The Core. Thomson-Wadsworth Publishing. Elizabeth A. Martin, ed. (2003). Oxford Dictionary of Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860756-3
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