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Definition: Incitement

Full Definition of Incitement

It is an offence to incite a person to commit any offence, whether or not the offence is carried out. This is different from ‘aiding and abetting’ as an Accomplice in that to be convicted as an accomplice the offence actually has to be completed. Section 59 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 abolishes the common law offence of incitement.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Incitement are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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