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Legal Studies
LS 202
Frances Chapman

Parties and Inchoate Offences Tuesday February 12 2013 950 AM 1 Parties to an Offence o Not just individualsCorporate organizations o principal who committed the offence the aider who enabled someone else to commit the criminal act the abettor who encouraged another person to commit a crime and a counsellor o PRINCIPAL someone who actually committed the offence and has the mens rea and actus reus required for the particular crime There may be more than one principal o AIDER enabling or omitting to do something that allows someone else to commit a crime o ABETTOR encouraging another to commit a crime o COUNSELLOR an inidivdual who through acts or words induces a person to commit the offences they desire o 21 1 Everyone is a party to an offence who Actually commits itDoes or omits to do anything for the purpose of aiding any person to commit it orAbets any person in committing it o Assists the principal is EQUALLY culpable for the same offence 2 Aiding and Abetting o Aiding is helping WITHOUT encouragement or insti
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