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An individual is complicit in a crime if he is aware of its occurrence, has the ability to report the crime, but fails to do so. As such the individual effectively allows criminals to carry out a crime despite easily being able to stop them, either directly or by contacting the authorities, thus making him a de-facto accessory to the crime rather than an innocent bystander.

Law relating to complicity varies. Usually complicity is not a crime although this sometimes conflicts with popular perception. (See The Finale (Seinfeld episode)). At a certain point a person that is complicit in a crime may become a conspirator depending on the degree of involvement by the individual and whether a crime was completed or not.

External links

"What is complicity or accomplice liability?". ABA Family Legal Guide. American Bar Association. 2004. http://public.findlaw.com/abaflg/flg-15-2b-10.html. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

"Complicity Law & Legal Definition". Legal Definitions. USLegal.com. http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/complicity/. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

[|Paust, Jordan J.] (May 18, 2009). "The Complicity of Dick Cheney: No 'Necessity' Defense". JURIST. University of Pittsburgh School of Law. http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2009/05/complicity-of-dick-cheney-no-necessity.php. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

Robertson, Cassandra Burke (April 1, 2009). "Judgment, Identity, and Independence". Connecticut Law Review (Hartford, Connecticut: University of Connecticut School of Law) 42 (1). http://connecticutlawreview.org/documents/Robertson_000.pdf. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

Report of the ICJ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes: Corporate Complicity & Legal Accountability. Volume 3: Civil Remedies. 3. International Commission of Jurists. 2008. ISBN 9290371331. http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/category,POLICY,ICJURISTS,THEMREPORT,,4a7842a32,0.html. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

Farmer, Lindsay (2007). "Complicity beyond causality". Criminal Law and Philosophy (Springer Science+Business Media) 1: 151-156. doi:10.1007/s11572-006-9013-y. http://www.springerlink.com/content/87h88346v879l958/. Retrieved December 16, 2009.  

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