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Parties to Crime & Inchoate Offenses - Chapter Summary
Check out this collection of bite-sized lessons to study the basics of inchoate offenses and parties to crime. Taught by subject matter experts, this series of lessons breaks down the fundamentals of vicarious liability, solicitation laws, crime accessories, conspiracy in law and other related concepts. Be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam to memorize important legal terms and solidify your knowledge. The chapter is available 24/7, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the material. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess the similarities and differences between accomplice and vicarious liability
- Evaluate the decision of the Waddington v. Sarausad case
- Recognize examples of accomplices and accessories to crime
- Define the elements of inchoate crimes
- Explain the meaning of conspiracy in law
- Discuss solicitation laws
1. Accomplice & Vicarious Liability: Similarities & Differences
Sometimes a person is guilty for the acts of another and will suffer the same penalty. In this lesson, we will learn the similarities and differences of accomplice and vicarious liability.
2. Waddington v. Sarausad: Facts, Decision, & Significance
In this lesson we learn about the 2009 Supreme Court case Waddington v. Sarausad, including the background to the case, the Court's holding, and its significance regarding accomplice liability.
3. Accomplices & Accessories to Crime: Explanation & Examples
Crimes are often committed by more than one person. In this lesson, we will learn the difference between an accomplice and an accessory, and see examples of each.
4. Inchoate Crimes: Definition & Examples
In law, there is a certain type of crime called an 'inchoate crime'. Learn what constitutes an inchoate crime, and see examples to get a thorough understanding of what inchoate crimes are.
5. What is a Conspiracy in Law? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
What does it take for a plot among people to become the crime of conspiracy? There are four elements that must be met. Check out this lesson to learn the basics of criminal conspiracy.
6. Solicitation: Definition & Laws
Learn what constitutes solicitation in the legal world. We'll examine the definition of solicitation and review laws that govern this crime. Once you have completed this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of solicitation.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 307: Advanced Criminal Law course
- Introduction to Advanced Criminal Law
- The U.S. Legal System, Jurisdiction & Evidence
- The Bill of Rights & Constitutional Protections
- Elements of a Crime
- Types of Criminal Defenses
- Criminal Homicide & Murder
- Sexual Offenses
- Crimes Involving Force & Fear
- Crimes Against Property
- Crimes Against the Public
- Crimes Against the Government