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Entrapment

In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a person conceptualises and plans and criminal offence then induces a person to commit the offence that the person would otherwise have been unlikely or unwilling to commit. Sting operations, through which police officers or other agents engage in deception to try to catch persons who are committing crimes, raise concerns about possible entrapment

In many jurisdictions, entrapment is available as a defence against criminal liability.

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