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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).