Property Offences - Assignment

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Property Offences
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1a. Analysis of offence of theft with reference to appropriate actus reus and mens rea...............1b. Analysis of offence of robbery................................................................................................2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................2a. Analysis of offence of burglary with reference to appropriate actus reus and mens rea.........2b. Analysis of offence of aggravated burglary............................................................................4TASK 3............................................................................................................................................5a. Difference between handling, receiving, undertaking and assisting stolen goods..................5b. Analysis of offence of 'making off without payment' with reference to appropriate actusreus and mens rea........................................................................................................................5TASK 4............................................................................................................................................6a. Fraud by false representation..................................................................................................6b. Fraud by failing to disclose information.................................................................................7c. Fraud by abuse of position......................................................................................................7d. Obtaining services dishonesty.................................................................................................7TASK 5............................................................................................................................................7a. Offence of criminal damage....................................................................................................7b. Offence of aggravated criminal damage.................................................................................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONProperty offences are the crimes related to someone else's properties. These offences canbe of two types first is stolen property and second is destroyed property. According to Theft Actand Fraud Act. Property can be money or any other tangible products. In this project report, anunderstanding about various offences is provided with the use of various appropriate laws andacts. A detailed understanding about various theft concepts such as theft, robbery, burglary andaggravated burglary is described along with other goods related offences. . The main aim of thisreport is to discuss several crimes and their related laws which are developed by government ofUnited Kingdom. The concept of fraud is discussed in detail in this project to provide anoverview about various types of frauds such as false representation, failing to discloseinformation, abuse of position and obtaining services dishonestly (Burnett, 2013). All theoffences are mentioned along with their actus reus and mens rea so that few evidences can beattached. Criminal damages are also mentioned in this report.TASK 1a. Analysis of offence of theft with reference to appropriate actus reus and mens reaAccording to Section1(1) of the Theft Act 1968, a person is guilty of theft when he/shedishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanentlydepriving the other of it. In other words, theft is an act of stealing someone's property without theconsent of owner with the intent of depriving the owner.Actus Reus of theft:Actus reus is an element of offence in which an individual must have a guilty conduct bythe defendant. It is a conduct which is related with external and physical element, the maximumpunishment which can be imposed on a defendant is seven years; according to Criminal JusticeAct 1991. Actus Reus of theft can be classified into three categories which are mentioned below:Appropriation –According to the Section 3(1) of Theft Act 1968, appropriation is anact where defendant assumes that he/she is the rightful owner of a property then they will beguilty of theft (Clancey and Lulham, 2013).1
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