I thought accessory to crime was more the fact that you knew someone had committed the crime and you keep it quiet. You are therefore with holding evidence so you are just as bad.
That sounds like perjury, but apparently not. I think there's a name for this, but I'm not sure it's illegal. Or if it is, it would be very hard to prove. Proving prior knowledge is a very tricky legal battle.
So if I say to you "Kill your neighbour" are you just gonna go and do it and then say it was my own fault. We all have free will at the end of the day.
Ok Ive just looked up accessory to crime and actually my bad. Inciting a crime is accessory to crime. Although in my personal honest opinion like I have said above, just because I tell someone to do something they dont have to. If I tell someone to do something that is against the law, they should know this and not do it.
I know that isnt how it looks in the eyes of the law but that is my personal opinion.
I don't know about that, but when I first read this my first thought was the Manson family. Of course thats not the ONLY thing they did, but I still think it's related.