CORRUPT-MOTIVE DOCTRINE

CORRUPT-MOTIVE DOCTRINE

corrupt-motive doctrine. Criminal law. The rule that conspiracy is punishable only if the agreement was entered into with an evil purpose, not merely with an intent to do the illegal act. ? This doctrine ¡ª which originated in People v. Powell, 63 N.Y. 88 (1875) ¡ª has been rejected by the Model Penal Code. ¡ª Also termed Powell doctrine. [Cases: Conspiracy 24.

5. C.J.S. Conspiracy ¡ì¡ì 111¨C112.]


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