CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q328

Which of the following is the process in which a law enforcement officer or a government agent encourages or induces a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead?

A. Enticement
B. Entrapment
C. Deceit
D. Sting


Correct Answer: B
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Entrapment is the process in which a law enforcement officer or a government agent encourages or induces a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead. Entrapment is a valid legal defense in a criminal prosecution.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Enticement is the process of luring someone into your plan or trap.
C: Deceit is an act to propagate beliefs of things that are not true.
D: According to Wikipedia a sting is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. Almost akin to setting a honey trap.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 65
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_operation