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1 To produce by endeavour (AG's Reference (No 1 1975) [1975] QB 773). Procurement is one form of accessory liability in criminal law (see also aid and abet; counsel). In order to be liable as an accessory for having procured an offence, it is necessary that the accessory's conduct be causally related to the principal's offence. Case: DPP v K and B [1997] 1 Cr App R 36.

2 Formerly, to induce someone to become a prostitute or to engage in sexual activity in various prohibited circumstances. The former offences of procurement have been replaced by new offences created under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Subjects: Law.

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