CRM/LAW C144 Chapter Notes - Chapter HW#5: Model Penal Code
DepartmentCriminology, Law and Society
Course CodeCRM/LAW C144
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C144 Criminal Law – Homework Assignment #5
1. Harry, Charles, and Amy are short on cash, so they decide to steal from Harry’s rich uncle Bart,
who has a valuable jewelry collection hidden in his house. They plan to meet up outside of Bart’s
house late at night, then break in and take the jewelry by any means necessary. The afternoon of
the crime, however, Amy has a change of heart. She tells Harry and Charles that she doesn’t want
to burgle Bart, and urges them to cancel the plan. They laugh in her face, and tell her that if she
doesn’t want to help, then she won’t be entitled to any of the loot. Racked with guilt, Amy goes to
the police, who arrest Harry and Charles outside of Bart’s house. Amy, Charles, and Harry are all
charged with conspiracy.
A. In a jurisdiction that follows the , will Amy be able to successfully argue that she
withdrew from the conspiracy?
B. In a jurisdiction that follows the , will Amy be able to successfully argue
that she withdrew from the conspiracy? (Hint: See pages 738-739).
2. The cases we’ve read regarding conspiracies detail two ways, generally speaking, that
conspiracies are organized (See, for example, the Kotteakos and Borelli cases). What are these two
organizational types? !Drawing a picture is a perfectly appropriate response, especially if it’s
3. Under the Pinkerton line of cases, a co-conspirator may be liable for the acts of a fellow
conspirator in certain circumstances. What are those circumstances?
4. Dalia and Derek conspire to rob a bank, although they don’t explicitly agree to use violence to
complete the crime. While Dalia is acting as the look-out outside of the bank during the robbery,
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