Assisting and encouraging.

The serious crime act 2007 replaced the common law offence of incitement with two new offences assisting or encouraging a crime.

The common law offence of incitement was abolished under the Serious Crime Act 2007 and was really concerned with the principle of encouragement given for the commission of the substantive or main offence. Incitement was abolished on 1 October 2008, except in relation to offences committed wholly or partly before that date.

Following the Law Commission's report Inchoate Liability for Assisting and Encouraging Crime (2006)  recommendations were made which included the introduction of two new offences of assisting and encouragement (Sections 44, 45 and 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007).


Inchoate offences: Legal Guidance: The Crown Prosecution Service

Serious Crime Act 2007 -

BBC News - Man jailed for Facebook incitement to riot to appeal

Serious Crime Act 2007 | Opinion | The Guardian

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