Accessory, Accomplice, Aiding & Abetting – With Specific Intent


A thief is a person who steals another person’s property, especially by stealth (sneaky) and without using force or violence. A person who takes something without permission or without the owner knowing. A common thief is a person who, by practice and habit, is a thief.


Kleptomania is an addiction to stealing. Kleptomania is a word that comes from the Greek word kleptes for “thief” and mania for “madness,” one who steals stuff whether they need it or not.

**Stealing is caused by jealousy, low self-esteem, or peer pressure. Social issues like feeling excluded or overlooked can also cause stealing: they can prove their independence or act out against family or friends because they don’t respect others or themselves.

**When a friend steals from you, it’s a double blow to lose your hard-earned cash or property and to have such valuables taken by someone you know.

Thief vs. Larceny: theft is an umbrella term that includes all acts of stealing, while larceny is the theft of
personal property.

**Misdemeanors are punishable by big fines and sometimes jail time, less than one year.

**Felonies are the most serious type of crime and are often classified by degrees, with a first-degree felony being the most serious.

Robbery: a crime of theft accomplished by violence or the threat of it, by Force with the intent to keep the property permanently. Stealing by using a weapon.

Burglary: Theft by breaking into a closed Home or Store.

***Specific intent is crimes that are committed with an intentional outcome in mind. General intent
crimes are committed intentionally, but the result is not relevant.

**Specific intent also usually involves the direct and willful intention to actually commit the crime or, in some way, to act recklessly to the point that the illegal activity will occur at some point.

Aiding and abetting: is a legal doctrine related to the guilt of someone who aids or abets in the commission of a crime: to help, support or approve of someone else’s illegal act. Aiding and abetting is a crime in itself, held against those who would somehow assist a criminal–short of physically contributing to the illegal act.

Accomplice: an accomplice is present at the actual crime and could be prosecuted even if the main criminal (the principal) is not charged or convicted.

An Accessory: to a crime is a person who participates knowingly and voluntarily in the commission of a
crime. An accessory can be categorized as before or after the fact (the commission of the crime) they need not be present at the scene of the crime in order to be held liable.

***Accessory–after the fact: Failure to report a crime, anyone knowing that an offense has been committed receives, relieves, comforts, or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial, or punishment is an accessory “After the fact.”

*Accessory–before the fact: like an accomplice, may be held criminally liable to the same extent as the principal.

Obstruction of Justice: is a crime consisting of obstructing prosecutors, investigators, or other government officials.. or tend to use the wider offense of preventing the course of justice.

Shoplifting, robbery, burglary-Wikipedia


For each one of these crimes, there are many doing Life in Prison. Their plan (regardless of how petty or personally insignificant it seemed to the criminal) somehow the plan went sour, and it turned into a lifetime of regret as the Reality of Senselessness set in. One of the deepest consequences is “Never again.”

They Never considered the true definition, nor did they realize that the Reality is more devastating than the definition. Definition: Never again means at no time in the future, not ever again. Reality: You will never again experience Life, or the things you used to do – Not ever again, as long as you live!

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  • Shirley Tucker

    You are very welcome. It is my pleasure and my duty as a concerned parent. Hopefully and prayerfully more people are taking full advantage of this awesome effective website

  • Shirley Tucker

    You are very welcome it is my pleasure and my duty. Hopefully more concerned people will realize the value this website has to offer.

  • Shirley Tucker

    Never again is what makes this story so powerful. It is something many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. We all know someone who is dealing with this directly or indirectly. It is a very sad situation to be a part of and we feel for that person but that doesn’t change the fact that whatever terrible decision they made or worst yet, allowed someone to make for them cannot be undone and NEVER IS NEVER!!! Thank you so much for your powerful stories. They are very relatable. informative, inspiring and they truly do make you stop and think. You are a blessing to so many. keep up the good work. It is much needed!!!

    • A

      Thank you Shirley for such a powerful statement. We are trying to get this message out before, not after the fact. We want to increase one’s knowledge and awareness. And we definitely need to keep the dialogue concerning the prevention of crime going, full blast!!!

      Thanks again Shirley and God Bless

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