whenever one party convinces another to commit a crime getting that person arrested and. Similar to accomplice.
individual who motivates, entices, or persuades someone to devote a crime, and attempts to get that individual arrested (and/or convicted) for similar crime. The process of law, however, equate the agent provocateur with an accomplice (and not with an informer) in percentage of the crime.
a secret broker which incites suspected individuals to devote unlawful acts
The opinion that the whole plot was the work of Salisbury, that he acted as an agent provocateur and lured on his victims to destruction, repeated by some contemporary and later writers and recently formulated and urged with great ability, has no solid foundation.