Incitement under criminal law with examples


In criminal law, incitement is the encouragement of another person to commit a crime. Depending on the jurisdiction, some or all types of incitement may be illegal. Where illegal, it is known as an inchoate offense, where harm is intended but may or may not have actually occurred.

Examples -

  • when you get people so mad that they start a riot.
  • The judge was told by the accused that his friends had to incite him to commit the crime.

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