Offences Against The Property Cases

A list of cases for law unit 4 Offences Against the Property and why they are relevant.

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Case Point
Ghosh Dishonesty
Gomez, Lawrence Appropriates
Oxford v Moss Property
Turner Belonging to another
Lavender Permanently deprive
Theft ­ S1 Theft Act 1968
Dishonestly2 appropriates3 property4 belonging to another5 with the intention of permanently
Mens Rea
Actus Reus
Robbery ­ S8 Theft Act 1968
Steals and immediately before or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, uses force on any
person or puts them in fear of being, then and there, subjected to force.
Case Point
Robinson Theft must be completed
Hale Force at time
Dawson Force can be small
Corcoran v Anderton Must be force
Blackmail ­ s21 Theft Act 1968
With a view to gain for himself or cause loss to another with intent, makes any unwarranted demand
(expressed or implied) with menaces, and the demand with menaces is unwarranted unless he
believes he has reasonable grounds for making the demand and that the use of force is of proper
means. Menaces don't have to be directed towards the person they are saying it to.
Case Point
Collister v Warhurst Express/Implied
Treacy Postal rule
Thorne Menaces detrimental
Harvey Unwarranted menaces

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Burglary ­ s9 Theft Act 1968
S9 (1) (a) ­ enters building as trespasser, with intent to steal, crim. dam. GBH etc.
S9 (1) (b) ­ enters building as a trespasser and develops the intent.
Case Point
Collins Invited
Brown Effective entry
Walkington Part of a building
Smith and Jones Beyond permission
Criminal damage ­ s1 (1) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971
A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages a property belonging to another with
intent/recklessness to destroy or damage.…read more

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Vincent Payment wasn't expected
Duress by threats
Case Point
Graham Test
Hasan Restricted
Duress by circumstances
Case Point
Baker v Wilkins…read more


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