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Learn about an inchoate offense in which a person induces another to commit a crime.


The next inchoate offense we'll consider is solicitation. Solicitation is where someone deliberately incites another person to commit a crime, whether it's by asking, commanding, hiring, or just plain old encouraging. The crime doesn’t necessarily need to be the defendant's idea. Simply egging on a person who is considering criminal conduct can be enough to demonstrate solicitation.

The common law and the Model Penal Code take fairly similar approaches to defining solicitation. Under the...

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