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Instigation vs. Entrapment

Difference Between Instigation and Entrapment

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Instigation

To initiate or bring about, often by inciting
Instigate a public discussion of the issue.
Instigate an uprising.
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Entrapment

Entrapment is a practice in which a law enforcement agent or agent of the state induces a person to commit a "crime" that the person would have otherwise been unlikely or unwilling to commit. It "is the conception and planning of an offense by an officer or agent, and the procurement of its commission by one who would not have perpetrated it except for the trickery, persuasion or fraud of the officer or state agent".Police conduct rising to the level of entrapment is broadly discouraged and thus, in many jurisdictions, is available as a defense against criminal liability.
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Instigation

To urge on; goad
Tried to instigate the people to revolt.
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Entrapment

To catch in or as if in a trap.
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Instigation

The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness.
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Entrapment

To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
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Instigation

The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.
The baseness and villainy that . . . the instigation of the devil could bring the sons of men to.
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Entrapment

(Law) To induce (someone) into performing an otherwise uncontemplated criminal act for the sole purpose of providing the basis for a prosecution.
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Instigation

The verbal act of urging on
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Entrapment

The state of being entrapped.
The entrapment of the victims in the wreckage made rescue difficult.
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Instigation

Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
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Entrapment

(legal) Action by law enforcement personnel to lead an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime, in order to arrest and prosecute that person for the crime.
A detective asking you to buy illegal marijuana for a dying man would be police entrapment.
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Entrapment

(chemistry) A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.
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Entrapment

A defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
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