Criminal Conspiracy

  • Nawa Umar
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  • Nawa Umar

    Student at B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law, Alampur, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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A criminal conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit an unlawful act, or to achieve a lawful end through unlawful means. This agreement can be explicit or implied, and it involves a meeting of the minds between the co-conspirators to work together towards the commission of a crime. Criminal conspiracy laws vary by jurisdiction, but they are generally intended to hold individuals accountable for the planning and coordination of criminal acts, even if those acts are never carried out. Conspiracies can involve a wide range of criminal activities, from drug trafficking and fraud to terrorism and organized crime. Prosecuting a criminal conspiracy typically requires evidence of the agreement, as well as proof of the defendant's involvement and intent. This can involve witness testimony, surveillance recordings, communications intercepts, and other forms of evidence. Penalties for conspiracy can be severe and may include fines, imprisonment, or both. Additionally, individuals convicted of conspiracy may be held liable for the criminal acts committed by their co-conspirators, even if they did not personally participate in those acts.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 50 - 57


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