Entrapment in the Net?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Internet stings to catch child molesters raise problems for popular tests of entrapment that focus on causation, initiative, counterfactuals, and subjective predisposition. An objective test of entrapment works better in the context of the Internet. The best form of objective test is determined by consequences of drawing a line at various places. This approach allows some Internet stings but counts other stings as entrapment when they go too far. © 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 104

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1572-8439

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1388-1957

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1010059427954

Citation Source

  • Scopus