The Problem Of Criminal Conspiracy Essay examples

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The very first crime that should be mentioned is the scenario in the beginning of the movie, when Alan finds Fletch and offers him $1,000 to come to his house and hear his proposal. Fletch agrees with Alan and so they go to Alan’s house. Alan tells Fletch that he has bone cancer and is going to die a long painful death, so he wants Fletch to kill him. Fletch questions why he wouldn’t just kill himself, but Alan explains how if he were to commit suicide, his life insurance policy would be void and his wife would get nothing. Alan tells Fletch he will give him $50,000 to come to his house and shoot him with his gun, assuring him that it would not get traced back to him and would also get him a sure way out of the country. So far, the big crime happening here is conspiracy to commit murder. According to Model Penal Code, section 5.03, the definition of criminal conspiracy is as follows,
“A person is guilty of conspiracy with another person or persons to commit a crime if with the purpose of promoting or facilitating its commission he agrees with such other person or persons that they or one or more of them will engage in conduct that constitutes such crime or an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime or agrees to aid such other person or persons in the planning or commission of such crime or of an attempt… to commit such crime”(p. A-14).
Fletch and Alan are doing just this by making an agreement for Fletch to murder Alan. They are both agreeing to commit an act that is…

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