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.
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Subject(s):
Societal Problems Crime
Defence Secrecy
Date of last update
06.10.1998 – 00:00 CEST