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Helping, Doing, and the Grammar of Complicity
Faculty Scholarship
  • Daniel B. Yeager, California Western School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Disciplines
Abstract

This essay is about the grammatical and, to a lesser extent, moral aspects of the law of complicity, which treats someone who helps someone else commit a crime as though the helper himself committed the crime. The point I hope to make here is similar to the one Professor Phillip Johnson made about what he called "the unnecessary crime of conspiracy."

Citation Information
Helping, Doing, and the Grammar of Complicity, 15 CRIM. JUST. ETHICS 3 (1996).