Problem

Misprision

Other Names:
Concealment of knowledge of a felony by another
Criminal oversight in respect to the crime of another
Nature:

Misprision (from Old French: mesprendre, modern French: se méprendre, "to misunderstand") is a term of English law used to describe certain kinds of offence. Writers on criminal law usually divide misprision into two kinds: negative and positive.

It survives in the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland only in the term misprision of treason.

Incidence:

One of the charges made against President Clinton in 1998.

Subject(s):
Defence Secrecy
Societal Problems Crime
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST