Jan 12, 2018 in Law

Conspiracy Laws

In the modern era, many conspiracies are erupting due to the increase in population and new technological innovation. Like other major crimes, the main objective for the formation of conspiracies is financial crimes. It results from the fact that most people are money hungry, thus engaging in money laundering and bank frauds. Another objective is a crime against a person. Such conspiracies are formed to influence a person to cooperate or be in command of a market or territory; these include hate and emotional crime. In addition, drugs lead to conspiracies due to large profit margins and complexities involved in the market. Finally, terrorism is a motivator, where terrorist form conspiracy groups carry out their religious or political ambitions (“Introduction to conspiracy”, n.d.).

Because conspiracies involve large numbers of people, conspiracy laws permit law enforcement agencies to disrupt and dismantle the whole organization. Conspiracy laws have the ability to charge all members individually, even those who provide lawful services in furtherance of unlawful object of the conspiracy. Law enforcement can use conspiracy laws in a useful manner by using all investigative techniques. These laws are tools that go after the organizer and manager of the conspiracy, who are isolated from individual unlawful acts.

For Example, in May 20, 2003, Mary H. Vaira, DEAPIO (215)861- 3XXX was a case of drug smuggling (“Criminal conspiracy - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 903”, 2007). This case involved a major heroin organization that manufactured, smuggled and distributed a large quantity of heroin. It involved many people and led to the formation of conspiracy, which improved the trade. Drug organizations usually make much profit by manufacturing drugs and selling them at wholesale and retail. Nevertheless, this maximization of profit comes with a danger from law enforcers. However, if organizers can control their businesses from a corrupt government that will facilitate protection, they will enjoy their profit without fear of prosecution. 

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