Concealment


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Concealment

 

in criminal law, the deliberate concealment of a criminal, as well as of instruments and means of committing a crime, traces of a crime, or articles criminally acquired. Concealment consists of providing a criminal with a place to live where he can hide from searches, providing a criminal with counterfeit documents, or destroying traces of a crime. In Soviet criminal law, concealment promised in advance is considered complicity as an accessory; concealment not promised in advance is not considered complicity. Criminal responsibility for concealment as a separate crime ensues only for concealment of the commission of especially dangerous crimes against the state, for example, treason, espionage, terrorist acts, sabotage, wrecking, and banditry (Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 88–2), and in certain other cases envisioned by law, for example, murder and rape under aggravating circumstances (Criminal Code of the RSFSR, art. 189). Responsibility for concealment not promised in advance depends on the gravity of the crime with which it is associated. For crimes against the state, it is punished by deprivation of freedom for a term of one to five years with or without additional exile for a term of two to five years or by exile for a term not exceeding five years. For other crimes, concealment is punished by deprivation of freedom for a term not exceeding five years or not exceeding two years or by correctional tasks for a term not exceeding one year.

Concealment

See also Refuge.
Ali Baba
40 thieves concealed in oil jars. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
ark of bulrushes
Moses hidden in basket to escape infanticide. [O.T.: Exodus 2:1–6]
Holgrave
hides his identity as the builder’s descendant and finds the concealed deed to the land. [Am. Lit.: Hawthorne The House of the Seven Gables]
Hooper, Parson
wears a black veil as a symbol of secret sorrow and sin. [Am. Lit.: Hawthorne “The Minister’s Black Veil” in Benét, 672]
Inigo and Gonsalve
Concepción’s would-be lovers; hides them in her husband’s clocks. [Fr. Opera: Ravel, The Spanish Hour, Westerman, 198]
Man in the Iron Mask
forced to perpetually wear an iron mask to conceal his indentity. [Br. Lit. and Fr. Hist.: Benét 628]
Polonius
Hamlet stabs him through the arras. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
sealed book
symbolic of impenetrable secrets. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 13]
veil of Isis
never lifted to reveal the face of the goddess. [Anc. Egypt. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary 492]
wilderness of Maon
where David sought refuge from Saul’s pursuit. [O. T.: I Samuel 23:25–29]
wilderness of Ziph
where David hid to escape Saul’s search. [O.T.: I Samuel 23:14]
References in classic literature ?
The snow had fallen in time to assure them that those they sought were in their rear, and they were now employed, with the unwearied perseverance and patience of Indian warriors, in circling the certain boundaries of their place of concealment.
And it was in this way that Philip justified his subtle efforts to overcome Maggie's true prompting against a concealment that would introduce doubleness into her own mind, and might cause new misery to those who had the primary natural claim on her.
Describing it as a violation of the Anti-Commercial Concealment Law, authorities have referred the case to the Bureau of Investigations and Public Prosecution Authority.
It started as the plastic insert that is now behind our 1450-model Concealment Covers," Tim Matter, founder of Tactical Walls, recently told me.
The Kryptek Typhon's dynamic black finish and unique three-dimensional pattern provides optimal concealment at both close- and long-range.
Partial Project management associated with the completion of work on the territory of SIGERLY (56 towns), including - Concealment, extension and reinforcement of electricity networks,- Public lighting,- Concealment of telecommunication networks,- Other existing overhead lines (Tele protection, sound .
Revealing this, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Sunday said the failure to unveil assets abroad will invite a rigorous jail term of up to seven years, while concealment of income and tax evasion would result in 10-year imprisonment.
Newly-adopted amendments to the Penal Code are now enforcing harsh measures targeting concealment of social insurance contributions.
The Gang adopted an innovative technique of concealment, that is, they use to conceal Heroin in threads of carpets during weaving at Afghanistan.
This concealment is enacted by a "deep state" which has widened the umbrella of secrecy from such traditional areas as defense and intelligence to cover much broader concerns, including budget recommendations, environmental regulations, consumer and workplace safety, scientific investment, transportation planning, and education policies, leaving representatives of the "shallow state" limited to what remains (e.
1982) found differences in habitat, nest concealment, and nest success between eastern and western Spruce Grouse populations and cautioned against applying findings from one area across the entire range.
Bangkok, April 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was on Thursday cleared of asset concealment charges involving 30 million Baht (one million U.