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What is entrapment in criminal law?
entrapment n. in criminal law, the act of law enforcement officers or government agents to induce or encourage a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead.
When is the defense of entrapment not available?
Generally, the defense is not available if the officer merely created an opportunity for the commission of the crime by a person already planning or willing to commit it. The defense of entrapment frequently arises when crimes are committed against willing victims.
Does case law apply to private entrapment cases?
The case law focuses on state-created entrapment but its application to private entrapment cases has not been thoroughly tested.
What is inducement in the entrapment defense?
Inducement is the threshold issue in the entrapment defense. Mere solicitation to commit a crime is not inducement. Sorrells v. United States, 287 U.S. 435, 451 (1932).