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Definition of the noun entrapment

What does entrapment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: entrapments

  1. a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials

Alternative definition of the noun entrapment


  1. The state of being entrapped.
  2. [legal] Action by law enforcement personnel to lead an otherwise innocent person to commit a crime, in order to arrest and prosecute that person for the crime.
  3. [chemistry] A method of isolating specific cells or molecules from a mixture, especially by immobilization on a gel.


  1. "Entrapment" is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
  2. "Entrapment": In a story ripped from today’s headlines, Entrapment highlights the ongoing struggle between New York City's gay community and the police department. Dimitri Romanov stars as an innocent bystander, roped into a sick game of cat and mouse. Only through sheer force of sexual will can he survive his imprisonment and sexual manipulation.


  1. "Entrapment" is a musical album of Christopher Young, soundtrack.
    • also known as Entrapment Soundtrack
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Entrapment" is a musical single of Apex.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Entrapment" is a musical album of Big Remo.
    • released on


Entrapment is a musical group.

  • albums: "The Obscurity Within...", "Pyre / Entrapment"

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Entrapment

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

Entrapment is not something for which one might be punished or even admonished. Entrapment is nothing more than a criminal defense. Because entrapment is a criminal defense, only the government can entrap. What's more, the defense of ...

Google previewInvestigations in the Workplace (2004)

by Eugene F. Ferraro

Because entrapment is a criminal defense, only the government can entrap someone. An employer cannot entrap an employee, a private undercover investigator in the workplace cannot entrap a co-worker, and a private investigator cannot ...

Google previewInformants and Undercover Investigations (2007)

A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure by Dennis G. Fitzgerald

Although entrapment is a complete defense to a crime, it is extremely difficult for the defense to prove. While undercover agents and agents controlling informants should use caution as they develop a criminal case to avoid entrapment issues, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

by Paul Finkelman

Entrapment is a defense to criminal charges based on the idea that the defendant was induced to commit the crime by...

Google previewPrivate Security Law (1993)

Case Studies by David Maxwell

Entrapment is the act of officers or agents of the government in inducing persons to commit crimes not contemplated by them for the purpose of instituting criminal prosecutions. This occurs when the criminal design originates  ...

Google previewThe Entrapment Defense (2013)

by Paul Marcus

Entrapment is an area of the law where the Supreme Court decisions have overwhelmingly dominated the jurisprudence. The lower courts in the federal system have had to apply and shape the law, and state courts have looked to the United ...

Google previewCriminal Law and Procedure: An Overview (2008)

by Ronald Bacigal

Entrapment is an affirmative defense because the defendant usually admits to committing the offense but nonetheless seeks to avoid conviction and punishment. The entrapment defense focuses on whether the defendant was induced to ...

Google previewInstructions for Sports Medicine Patients (2011)

by Marc Safran, James E. Zachazewski, David A. Stone

DESCRIPTION Medial plantar nerve entrapment is a nerve disorder in the foot that causes pain and occasionally loss of feeling in the foot involving the first (big) and second toes.

Google previewReport Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals (2008)

Learn to Write and Interpret Police Reports by Patrick Morley

” Thus, entrapment is a common defense. Entrapment is defined as in criminal law,

Google previewTunnel Syndromes (2001)

by Marko M. Pecina, Andrew D. Markiewitz, Jelena Krmpotic-Nemanic

20–23 Suprascapular nerve entrapment is an infrequently observed disorder that is often misdiagnosed. The manner of presentation of this syndrome depends on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

persuasive power of the tactics used by law enforcement personnel to determine whether an entrapment defense will prevail. Its aim is not to excuse defendants but to monitor police behavior so that it adheres to acceptable standards of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2010)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

NERVE ENTRAPMENT is important to know whether the nerve is occasionally impinged in certain anatomic positions or actually entrapped permanently by surrounding tissues. It follows that a nerve can be entrapped virtually in any location ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science - (2002)

by Arthur T. Hubbard

physical adsorption micro-encapsulation covalent linking entrapment cross- linking entrapment in conductive polymers tective membrane that is permeable for the analyte but impermeable for microorganisms and large molecules such as  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (2012)

by Margaret E. Beare

One major disadvantage of sting operations is that, during ensuing litigation, a defense attorney will frequently attempt to assert an “entrapment” defense. Even if the defense is unsuccessful, law enforcement will be subject to unfavorable ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2008)

by Ward Chesworth

Entrapment of air As water moves into the porous medium, it displaces most of the air ahead of its path, but it also manages to trap a fraction of it. How such entrapment takes place can be qualitatively understood by considering a system of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

They can be divided loosely into three major groups by the type of the retention forces involved: physical adsorption, entrapment (in polymeric gel or microcapsules), and binding (cross- linking and binding to functionalized supports). However ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (2013)

by Lawrence M. Salinger

The defense most commonly raised in undercover law enforcement “stings” is entrapment.

As a legal matter, entrapment occurs when government agents act in a way that induces and encourages a crime by making false representations ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen

Entrapment. and. Entanglement. JON. LIEN. Fishermen use a variety of techniques to capture fish. A common method is the use of gill nets that hang passively in the water, like curtains, and ensnare fish ...

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Scrabble value of E1N1T1R1A1P3M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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