Discuss the dilemma of inchoate offenses: is it appropriate to punish someone who has done no harm or to set free someone who is determined to commit a crime?

Introduction

Inchoate offenses are offenses based on crimes not yet completed.

 

 

Initial Post Instructions

Discuss the dilemma of inchoate offenses: is it appropriate to punish someone who has done no harm or to set free someone who is determined to commit a crime? Identify which of the two is more important, and describe why. What is problematic about punishing someone who has begun but not actually finished an offense such as homicide, rape, or mugging?