For your essay select EITHER Party to a Crime OR ONE of the Inchoate Crimes (solicitation, or conspiracy or attempt). DO NOT research these using underlying crimes. For example, do not research attempted murder. Only research criminal attempt. Select a state and its statute for the crime selected in step 1 and explain the elements. (See Legal Research Link) Research and explain the elements for the historical common law for the same crime. The based on your research and explanations of the two versions of the crime, compare the state criminal statute with the historical common law to see how the elements of the crime have evolved. Write a short essay, at least 1,250 words or five typewritten or computer-generated pages, describing the elements of the current state statute, the elements of the historical common law, and comparing the elements and how they have changed. Discuss possible reasons for the changes in the elements, how the interaction of criminal justice agencies and the law may have contributed to these changes, and suggest new changes in the statute, based on society’s needs today.

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