Criminal Law: Accomplice: Assistance, Encouragement, or Procurement

August 3, 2023

An accomplice is a person who assists, encourages, or procures the commission of a crime but is not the principal. Unlike the principal of the offence, accomplices have not completed the actus reus and mens rea of the offence in line with the coincidence principle. Nevertheless, accomplices are held responsible for the crime, to the same or a lesser degree.

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