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Accomplices & Accessories to Crime: Explanation & Examples

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The _____ is the primary actor in the commission of a crime.

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1. When a person assists another in a crime, which is true?

2. An _____ in a crime has the same level of responsibility for the crime as the principal, and is on the hook for all crimes the principal commits during the primary crime. This is called _____ liability.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself on accomplices and accessories to a crime. Quiz topics include the term for a primary actor in the commission of a crime and something that happens when a person assists another in a crime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of study will be covered on the quiz:

  • Person in a crime with the same level of responsibility as the principal
  • Way of determining the role of a person in a crime
  • Liability in a hypothetical crime

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on accomplices and accessories to a crime, including the outcome of when a person assists somebody else in a crime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the law determines the role of a person in a crime
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term for a primary actor in the commission of a crime and an example of a person assisting somebody else in committing a crime

Additional Learning

For further exploration of criminal liability, you can study the lesson named Accomplices & Accessories to Crime: Explanation & Examples. These topics will be considered:

  • Illegal ways of helping a person who is committing a crime
  • Common purpose doctrine
  • Types of liability
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