Robbery Mindmap and Rough Exam Plan

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  • Created on: 03-05-16 17:48
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  • Robbery S8(1)
    • Actus Reus
      • Completed theft is required, as stated in R v Robinson
        • Appropriation S3
        • Property S4
        • Belonging to another S6
      • Robbery Elements
        • Force or threat of Force
          • Slightest of touches are sufficient
            • Dawson and James
            • Clouden
          • Difficult to say there's been force use on a person if there is no contact
            • P v DPP
          • V need not be put in a state of fear. It is sufficient for D to attempt to put D in this state
            • B and R v DPP
            • Hypothetically, if the D waves the a knife at a blind person, then this may well be sufficient under this definition
        • Force at the time or immediately before the theft
          • Theft is a continuing act
            • There are limits on this. Eveleigh LJ says they are a "matter of common sense"
              • Hale
              • Atakpu
          • Must be used in order to steal
          • Even if the robbery is not entirely successful, there can still be a robbery
            • Corcoran and Anderton
    • Mens Rea
      • Theft
        • Dishonestly S2
        • Intention to permanently deprive S6
      • Robbery
        • Must intend to use the force to steal
    • In the exam there are 2 possible ways to answer with the IDEA structure, however answering with both theft and robbery combined is prefered.
      • 1st ( personally prefered way)
        • I - Theft
        • D - S1 TA 1968
        • D(2) - S9 TA 1968
        • E - Appropriation
        • A - Apply
        • E - Property
        • A - Apply
        • E - Belonging to another
        • E - Force or threat of
        • A- Apply
        • E - Immediately before or at
        • A- Apply
        • E - Dishonestly
        • A - Apply
        • E - Intent to perm depri
        • A - Apply
        • E - Intent to force to steal
        • A- Apply

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