Intention and Negligence in Complicity in Georgian and American Criminal Law


  • Kakha Tsikarishvili


Complicity, principle, recklessness, negligence, excess of the principle offender.


The given article relates to the problem of intention and the negligence in the context of complicity in Georgian and American criminal law. Mens rea of complicity raises many disputable questions in contemporary criminal law.    The author of the article concludes that the complicity by dolus eventualis is possible in certain categories of crimes while negligent complicity should be generally left unpunished.  However, the legislator can introduce provisions in specific part of the criminal code criminalizing complicity by recklessness (as well as dolus eventualis) and negligence in specific cases. 

Author Biography

Kakha Tsikarishvili

PHD Candidate, Tbilisi Iv. Javakhishvili State University Faculty of Law.


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How to Cite

Kakha Tsikarishvili. (2020). Intention and Negligence in Complicity in Georgian and American Criminal Law. Journal of Law, (1). Retrieved from