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It is defined in s1 Theft Act 1968 which states that:

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

In other words:

Section 2 ­ dishonestly
Section 3 ­ appropriates
Section 4 ­…

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In Lawrence, a taxi driver told a foreign student that the price of the fare was
more expensive than it should have been (50p). The student opened his wallet
and allowed the D to take money out of it and he took £6. D argued that he
hadn't appropriated it…

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A ticket given the right to attend a theatre performance or concert.

Other tangible

Other rights which have to physical presence but can be stolen, such as
patents. In Oxford v Moss knowledge of questions to exams were not held to
be property.

Things which cannot be stolen

In terms…

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The Ghosh test can prove dishonesty.

Was the action dishonesty according to the ordinary standards of
reasonable and honest people?
Did the defendant realise that what he was doing was dishonesty
by those standards?

Not regarded dishonesty if:

Has the right to deprive the other person of it
He would…

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S 8 Theft Act 1968:

Actus reus ­ Theft, force or putting or seeking to put any person on
fear of force.
Mens rea ­ Mens rea for theft, intention to use force to steal.

For there to be robbery, the theft must have been completed ­ all elements…

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Force in order to steal

The force must be in order to steal. Force used for another purpose does not
become robbery if the D later decides to steal.


Josie Worth


it says 'In Kelly and Lindsayit was held that
dead bodies and body parts can be personal property'

this isn't right, you cant steal bodies, but body parts belong to the person who dissected it, therefore you can steal bodyparts



Actually body parts don't belong to no it belongs to the person for the purposes of teaching.

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