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(p. 187) 5. Secondary Participation: Parties to a Crime 

(p. 187) 5. Secondary Participation: Parties to a Crime
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(p. 187) 5. Secondary Participation: Parties to a Crime
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Janet Loveless

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10.1093/he/9780198753292.003.0005
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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter focuses on accessories to a crime or those who assist or encourage another to commit a crime. It discusses the conditions for liability under Actus Reus and Mens Rea, and explains that an accessory can be held liable for a crime and given the same punishment. The chapter explains the principle of the doctrine of joint enterprise and defences to secondary participation, evaluating whether victims can also be considered as accessories, and also reviews proposals for reform of the Serious Crime Act 2007 in Great Britain, providing examples of relevant cases.

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