Conspiracy II

Conspiracy II

Continue exploring the inchoate offense of conspiracy with a review of the Model Penal Code approach to the crime.


In the previous clip, we examined the common law's take on conspiracy. Now we'll focus on the Model Penal Code's approach.

I. Agreement

Consistent with the law in most states today, the Model Penal Code requires conspirators to agree to commit a crime. An agreement to perform lawful conduct—even if it violates public morals or public policy—will not support a conspiracy charge.

The Code's definition of conspiracy has a few components. First, the defendant must have the purpose of promoting or...