Aid and abet
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06:31, 24 December 2012
Apparently US law has a very different interpretation of this term to what I am used to, apologies if this isn't quite accurate.
actively, knowingly, or
of a crime. Generally speaking and aider
abettor is considered a '''party''' to the offence, compared to the perpetrator who is the '''principle'''. Whilst jurisdictions vary, many common law jurisdictions apply a maximum sentence that is exactly half that
An aider or abettor can be contrasted with an accomplice to a crime (such as a getaway driver) who will generally be considered a principle offender. The distinction arises from the passive nature of the encouragement or assistance given.
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