Entrapment Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Josh and Debbie have been married for almost one year. One night, Josh is walking home from work when Shawn approaches Josh and offers to sell him a Tiffany's sterling silver bracelet for $150. Josh is about to accept when Shawn tells him "You'll never get a better price on a necklace like this. I just stole it from the Tiffany's store downtown and I've got to unload is as soon as possible." Josh is a law abiding citizen and as soon as hears that the bracelet is stolen he tells Shawn that he is not interested and continues to walk home. Shawn follows Josh trying to convince him to buy the bracelet and gradually lowering his asking price. After twenty minutes, Shawn tells Josh that Tiffany's is never going to get the bracelet back anyway and makes a final offer to sell the bracelet for $20. Josh, thinking that Shawn's logic makes sense and realizing that the bracelet would make a perfect anniversary gift, accepts the offer. Shawn and Josh then exchange the money for the bracelet. Unfortunately for Josh, a police officer has overheard the entire conversation and he arrests Josh as soon as Josh gives Shawn the $20. Josh is charged with receiving stolen property. If Josh mounts an entrapment defense to try to avoid a conviction, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he is not predisposed to commit this crime
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he was only trying to buy an anniversary gift for his wife
Choice 3 Convicted, because, he intentionally bought stolen property
Choice 4 Convicted, because Shawn is not a law enforcement agent
Josh and Debbie have been married for almost one year. One night, Josh is walking home from work when Shawn approaches Josh and offers to sell him a Tiffany's sterling silver bracelet for $150. Josh is about to accept when Shawn tells him "You'll never get a better price on a necklace like this. I just stole it from the Tiffany's store downtown and I've got to unload it as soon as possible." Josh is a law abiding citizen and as soon as hears that the bracelet is stolen he tells Shawn that he is not interested and continues to walk home. Shawn follows Josh trying to convince him to buy the bracelet and gradually lowering his asking price. After twenty minutes, Shawn tells Josh that Tiffany's is never going to get the bracelet back anyway and makes a final offer to sell the bracelet for $20. Josh, thinking that Shawn's logic makes sense and realizing that the bracelet would make a perfect anniversary gift, accepts the offer. Shawn and Josh then exchange the money for the bracelet. As soon as Josh gives Shawn the $20 and takes the necklace, Shawn identifies himself as an undercover police officer and puts Josh under arrest. Josh is charged with receiving stolen property. If Josh mounts an entrapment defense to try to avoid a conviction, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he was induced to commit the crime by a law enforcement official
Choice 2 Acquitted, because he was only trying to buy an anniversary gift for his wife
Choice 3 Convicted, because, he intentionally bought stolen property
Choice 4 Convicted, because he only bought the necklace after Shawn lowered the price to $20
One night, Josh is walking home from work when Shawn approaches Josh and offers to sell him a Tiffany's sterling silver bracelet for $150. Josh is about to accept when Shawn tells him "You'll never get a better price on a necklace like this. I just stole it from the Tiffany's store downtown and I've got to unload is as soon as possible." Josh is a computer programmer but he runs a small side business trafficking in stolen goods as well. As soon as hears that the bracelet is stolen and that Shawn needs to get rid of it, he bargains Shawn down to a price of $20. As soon as Josh gives Shawn the $20 and takes the necklace, Shawn identifies himself as an undercover police officer and puts Josh under arrest. Josh is charged with receiving stolen property. If Josh mounts an entrapment defense to try to avoid a conviction, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because, he intentionally bought stolen property
Choice 2 Convicted, because he was predisposed to commit the crime
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he was induced to commit the crime by a law enforcement official
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he was only trying to buy an anniversary gift for his wife
One night, Josh is walking home from work when Shawn approaches Josh and offers to sell him a Tiffany's sterling silver bracelet for $150. Josh is about to accept when Shawn tells him "You'll never get a better price on a necklace like this. I just stole it from the Tiffany's store downtown and I've got to unload is as soon as possible." Josh is a computer programmer but he runs a small side business trafficking in stolen goods as well. However, he is not interested in buying anything on this night. Shawn follows Josh trying to convince him to buy the bracelet and gradually lowering his asking price. After twenty minutes, Josh accepts Shawn's offer. As soon as Josh gives Shawn the money and takes the necklace, Shawn identifies himself as an undercover police officer and puts Josh under arrest. Josh is charged with receiving stolen property. If Josh mounts an entrapment defense to try to avoid a conviction, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because, he intentionally bought stolen property
Choice 2 Convicted, because he was predisposed to commit the crime
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he was induced to commit the crime by a law enforcement official
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he was only trying to buy an anniversary gift for his wife
One night, Josh is walking home from work when Shawn approaches Josh and offers to sell him a Tiffany's sterling silver bracelet for $150. Josh is about to accept when Shawn tells him "You'll never get a better price on a necklace like this. I just stole it from the Tiffany's store downtown and I've got to unload is as soon as possible." Josh is a computer programmer but he runs a small side business trafficking in stolen goods as well. However, he is not interested in buying anything on this night. Shawn follows Josh trying to convince him to buy the bracelet and gradually lowering his asking price. After twenty minutes, Josh accepts Shawn's offer. As soon as Josh gives Shawn the money and takes the necklace, Shawn identifies himself as an undercover police officer and puts Josh under arrest. Josh is charged with receiving stolen property. If Josh is tried in a jurisdiction that follows the Model Penal Code's rules of entrapment and mounts an entrapment defense to try to avoid a conviction, he will probably be:

Choice 1 Convicted, because, he intentionally bought stolen property
Choice 2 Convicted, because he was predisposed to commit the crime
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he was induced to commit the crime by a law enforcement official
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he was only trying to buy an anniversary gift for his wife

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