accessory before the fact
An accessory who assists or encourages another to commit a crime but who is not present when the offense is actually committed.
? Most jurisdictions have abolished this category of accessory and instead treat such an offender as an accomplice. ¡ª Sometimes shortened to accessory before. See ACCOMPLICE. [Cases: Criminal Law 68, 81. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì¡ì 137, 146¨C147.]
What is the Chinese interpretation of accessory before the fact?
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