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(p. 449) 14. Secondary participation in crime 

(p. 449) 14. Secondary participation in crime
(p. 449) 14. Secondary participation in crime

Claire De Than

and Russell Heaton

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date: 18 January 2020

This chapter discusses the law for the perpetrator(s) of a crime and secondary participants. A person who performs the actus reus of a crime is known as the perpetrator or the principal of that crime. Perpetrators of crimes often have accomplices who assist or encourage them in the commission of the crime and who are known as accessories to the crime or secondary parties to it. Such accomplices are ‘liable to be tried...and punished as a principal offender’ for the offence assisted or encouraged.

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