Solicitation, attempt and conspiracy are considered to be the crimes which are incomplete. According the law of the United States of America even if the crime is not committed fully or the attempt of it is completed the person who was found in such acts will be held accountable. The cases which are being heard in the courts under these circumstances have to go through all the procedures of hearing.
Specifically, the solicitation is the type of crime which is being conspired to be committed by hiring, offering, commanding, requesting or to encourage any person in order to convince on committing the crime. Solicitation is considered to be the most incomplete attempt of the crime because of its nature. If both the predators who are agreed upon committing the crime then the intention turns into conspiracy. The attempt of this crime whether completed or not still considered to be the crime and held both the predators the one who planned and the one who played part in attempting. In these circumstances, the defendant must show the harm or injury which is occurred due to the attempt of the solicitation crime. The difference between solicitation and the other two which are conspiracy and attempt is that conspiracy is the continuous harm to the defendant, whereas, the attempt is the final step of attempting the crime whether the gain was achieved or not.
In conclusion, all three solicitation, conspiracy and attempt comes under the criminal attempt but the nature of these crime are incomplete or we can say the gain which was intended while planning the crime not achieved. Solicitation is broader and takes both the conspiracy and attempt comes under it. The courts must identify all these three and decide the punishment with different nature while providing the ruling on them. The defendant in these types of crime sometimes don’t receive any harm which weakens the side of the defendant.
Burnham, William. Introduction to the law and legal system of the United States. West Academic Publishing, 2016.