The Serpent Beguiled Me: A History of the Entrapment Defense
New York Law School
April 3, 2013
NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13/14 #73
This article argues that the entrapment defense grew as a response to the increasingly pervasive and invasive forms of law enforcement, but it was not an inevitable reaction to the sudden expansion in the nature and scope of state and federal police power. Entrapment emerged as a piece of a puzzle: an innovative way to police the boundaries between government and the individual in the newly drawn precincts of the modern state.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 48
Keywords: Entrapment Defense, History of Criminal Law, Progressive Era
Date posted: April 5, 2013
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