In this module, we study inchoate ("incomplete") or preparatory ("beginning") crimes.
After completing this module, students should be able to:
Inchoate Offenses: Inchoate crimes are crimes where liability attached even though the crime may not have been completed. They generally involve at least taking a substantial step towards committing a crime, preparing to commit a crime or seeking to commit a crime. Two common examples are attempt and conspiracy, but inchoate crimes also include being an accomplice or an accessory to a crime, incitement, criminal facilitation and solicitation.
Criminal Law video topic; survey of the legal tests designed to measure which actions are necessary to establish that defendant has attempted a crime.
Solicitation Case in Georgia: Georgia youth minister sentenced to 8 years for arranging to meet ‘teen' for sex.
APS Cheating Scandal (RICO Prosecution): Eleven were convicted after the state found “overwhelming” evidence of cheating on standardized tests at schools across Atlanta.
Without closed captioning: CNN Nancy Garrido lured videotaped kids
CNN's Anderson Cooper has new video of Nancy Garrido, Jaycee Dugard's kidnapper, luring kids into a van and taping them.