Inchoate offense
An inchoate offense, inchoate offence, preliminary crime, or inchoate crime is a crime of preparing for or seeking to commit another crime. The most common example of an inchoate offense is "attempt"...
Tennessee woman catches burglars having sex on her couch after ransacking her house
Jamie Barnes was in disbelief after walking in on two thieves having sex inside her Tennessee home after they had ransacked her house, taking her jewelry, clothes and appliances.
Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year - The Washington Post
Here's an interesting factoid about contemporary policing: In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did. Officers can take cas...
'I Am The Watcher. Bring Me Young Blood': Family Forced Out Of $1.3m Dream Home After Being Targeted By Terrifying Stalker
A New Jersey family say they've been forced out of their home by a stalker who identifies himself as the home's 'Watcher' in letters threatening their children's safety. Maria and Derek Broaddus began...
Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida burglary rap
Vanilla Ice was charged with burglary after detectives found valuables stolen from a neighbor in a house he's renovating, police say.
Intention (criminal law)
In criminal law, intent is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability crime.
Intent is defined in R. v Mohan as "the decision to...
Lesser included offense
A lesser included offense, in criminal law, is a crime for which all of the elements necessary to impose liability are also elements found in a more serious crime. It is also used in non-criminal vio...
Burglary
Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is a crime, the essence of which is illegal entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offence. Usually that offen...
Tennessee woman catches burglars having sex on her couch after ransacking her house
Jamie Barnes was in disbelief after walking in on two thieves having sex inside her Tennessee home after they had ransacked her house, taking her jewelry, clothes and appliances.
Hitler Youth Conspiracy
The so-called Hitler Youth conspiracy was a case investigated by the Soviet secret police, during the Great Purge in the late 1930s. Essentially a theory in search of evidence, it nonetheless resulted...
'I Am The Watcher. Bring Me Young Blood': Family Forced Out Of $1.3m Dream Home After Being Targeted By Terrifying Stalker
A New Jersey family say they've been forced out of their home by a stalker who identifies himself as the home's 'Watcher' in letters threatening their children's safety. Maria and Derek Broaddus began...
Compounding treason
Compounding treason is an offence under the common law of England. It is committed by anyone who agrees for consideration to abstain from prosecuting the offender who has committed treason.It is still...
Crime preparation
Crime preparations are acts or actions performed by criminal offenders during any period of time before the actual crime is committed and range from mere intent to overt action.In some jurisdictions, ...
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause ...
Accessory (legal term)
An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a...
Conspiracy (crime)
In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at leas...
Encouraging or assisting a crime in English law
Encouraging or assisting a crime is itself a crime in English law, by virtue of the Serious Crime Act 2007. It is one of the inchoate offences of English law.
Inchoate means "just begun" or "undev...
Encouraging or assisting a crime in English law - Wikipedia
Anjala conspiracy
The Anjala conspiracy (Swedish: Anjalaförbundet) of 1788 was a scheme by disgruntled Swedish officers to end Gustav III's Russian War of 1788–90. Declaring Finland an independent state was p...
Anjala conspiracy - Wikipedia
Incitement
Incitement was an offence under the common law of England and Wales. It was an inchoate offence. It consisted of persuading, encouraging, instigating, pressuring, or threatening so as to cause another...
Despard Plot
The Despard Plot was a failed 1802 conspiracy by British revolutionaries led by Colonel Edward Despard, a former army officer and colonial official. Evidence presented in court suggested that Despard ...
Despard Plot - Wikipedia
False accusations
False accusations (or groundless accusations or unfounded accusations or false allegations or false claims) can be in any of the following contexts:
When there is insufficient supporting evidence ...
Attempt
Attempt in criminal law is an offense that occurs when a person comes dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act, and intends to commit the act, but does not in fact commit it. The person may ha...
Palmero Conspiracy
The Palmero Conspiracy in 1828 is a failed plot to overthrow the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines. The Spanish government suppressed further information on this conspiracy.
In 1823, ...
Spanish blanks plot
The Spanish blanks plot was an alleged pro-Spanish Catholic conspiracy in Scotland, discovered in late 1592. A number of letters to Spain were discovered, which included blank sheets signed by promine...
Misprision of treason
Misprision of treason is an offence found in many common law jurisdictions around the world, having been inherited from English law. It is committed by someone who knows a treason is being or is about...
Misprision
Misprision (from Old French: mesprendre, modern French: se méprendre, "to misunderstand") is a term of English law used to describe certain kinds of offence. Writers on criminal law usually di...
Crime scene getaway
A crime scene getaway is the act of fleeing the location where one has broken the law in order to avoid apprehension by law enforcement. It is an act that the offender(s) may or may not have planned i...
Crime scene getaway - Wikipedia
Alternative 3
Alternative 3 is a television programme, broadcast once only in the United Kingdom in 1977, and later broadcast in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as a fictional hoax, an heir to Orson Welles' rad...
Buenos Aires municipal spy scandal
The spy scandal on the City of Buenos Aires refers to the scandal of illegal spying events, possibly for political purposes, made using government research structures and connected to the newly create...
Buenos Aires municipal spy scandal - Wikipedia
Solicitation
In criminal law, solicitation is the act of offering, or attempting to purchase, goods or services. Legal status may be specific to the time or place where solicitation occurs.
In England and Wale...