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AQA LAW04
Criminal Law (Offences against property)
Concepts of Law












AQA LAW04 Specifications 02 03

OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
Offences ­ Definitions ­ Key Cases 04 09

OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
THEFT 10 15
ROBBERY 16 17
BLACKMAIL 18 19
BURGLARY 20 21
CRIMINAL DAMAGE 22 23
MAKING OFF WITHOUT PAYMENT 24…

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AQA LAW04
Criminal Law (Offences against property)
Concepts of Law

Section A Criminal Offences against Property

Theft and Robbery Actus reus (appropriation, property, belonging to
another).
Mens rea (dishonesty, intention permanently to
deprive (s1 Theft Act 1968).

Theft with the use or threat of use of force (s8 Theft
Act…

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Section C CONCEPTS OF LAW

Candidates are required to answer one essay question from a choice of three, Candidates are
expected to relate their knowledge of legal processes, institutions and substantive law, gained in
studying any of the modules, to the concepts which follow.

Law and Morals The distinction between…

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CRIMINAL LAW ­ OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
OFFENCES DEFINITIONS KEY CASES

THEFT s1 Theft Act 1968

`A person is guilty of theft if he ­ dishonestly ­ appropriates ­ property ­
belonging to another ­ with the intention of permanently depriving the other of
it.'

dishonestly Ghosh (1982) ­ twostage test…

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Lavendar (1994) appropriated the right of the council to do what they wanted to do with the new
doors in the council block.

Lloyd (1985) had not intended to deprive the owners of their films permanently, and he had
returned them with none of their goodness or quality reduced.

Velumyl…

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a that he has reasonable grounds for making the demand and
b that the use of the menaces is a proper means of reinforcing the demand.
2 The nature of the act or omission demanded is immaterial, and it is also
immaterial whether the menaces relate to action to be…

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Section 11 makes it an offence for any person, by any dishonest act, to obtain services for which
payment is required, with intent to avoid payment. The person must know that the services are made
available on the basis that they are chargeable, or that they might be. It is…

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Gemmell & Richards (2003) boys lit newspapers under a skip ­ fire spread and caused £1
million damage boys did not appreciate the danger, therefore no criminal damage.

Jaggard v Dickinson (1980) defendant smashed window to get into friend's house, wrong
house genuine mistake, and would have been given permission…

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CRIMINAL OFFENCES against PROPERTY
Detailed notes made from Ms trumble PPT and research.


THEFT is defined in s1 of the Theft Act 1968 which states that: A person is guilty of theft if he
dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently
depriving the other of it.…

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S3 ­ appropriates ­ the important words in s2 are `any assumption by a person of the rights of the
owner amounts to an appropriation'. The rights of the owner including selling the property or
destroying it as well as such things as possessing it, consuming it, using it, lending…

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Aneela Bibi

Thanks, these notes are great!

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