The Serpent Beguiled Me: A History of the Entrapment Defense

48 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2013  

Rebecca Roiphe

New York Law School

Date Written: April 3, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Entrapment Defense, History of Criminal Law, Progressive Era

Suggested Citation

Roiphe, Rebecca, The Serpent Beguiled Me: A History of the Entrapment Defense (April 3, 2013). NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13/14 #73. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2244281 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2244281

Rebecca Roiphe (Contact Author)

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