entrapment

[n] - a defense in which claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it be law enforcement officials
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entrapment

noun a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
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entrapment

in law, instigation or inducement of a person into the commission of a crime by an officer of the law.
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entrapment

entrapment, in law, the instigation of a crime in the attempt to obtain cause for a criminal prosecution. Situations in which a government operative merely provides the occasion for the commission of a criminal act (e.g., when an undercover agent posing as a narcotics dealer is approached by a would...
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Entrapment

A person is 'entrapped' when he 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.
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Entrapment

n. in criminal law, the act of law enforcement officers or government agents inducing or encouraging a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead. The key to entrapment is whether the idea for the commission or encouragement of the criminal act originated with the police or government agents instead of w...
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Entrapment

Entrapment is an action adventure starring Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta Jones and Ving Rhames in a story about an unlikely partnership formed between an insurance investigator and an ageing cat burglar. Entrapment was directed by Jon Amiel in 1999.
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Entrapment

In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. It is a type of conduct that is generally frowned upon, and thus in many jurisdictions is a possible defense against criminal liability. Depending on the law in the ju...
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entrapment

Defense to criminal charges alleging that agents of the government induced a person to commit a crime he/she otherwise would not have committed.
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Entrapment

A defense to criminal charges alleging that agents of the government induced a person to commit a crime he/she otherwise would not have committed.
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Entrapment

An act by the police or their agents, such as informants, to induce a person to commit a crime for the purpose of prosecuting that person for that induced crime. If the judge or jury believes that the person was predisposed to commit the crime anyway, even when the government agent suggested the crime or even helped with its commission, they are un...
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