Theft, Robbery and Burglary - A2 Criminal Law

These are the notes I've typed up in brief on the three main property offences. Thats nearly everything uploaded now :) the only one I've not done (yet) is on General Defences.

QUESTION: I've missed out the case of Gomez in these because I don't understand why its important. If you do and you can explain it to me, please please please comment and lend me a hand!! Tahhh :)

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6) Property Offences: Theft, Robbery and Burglary

Theft is defined in s1 of the Theft Act (1968):
o "A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the
other of it"

Actus Reus:
The appropriation of property belonging…

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Turner (No 2) (1971) ­ D left his car at a garage for repairs. When the repairs were complete, he collected it with a spare key in the middle
of the night without paying. The garage possessed the car so D was guilty of its theft.
Where a D possesses…

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R v Lloyd (1985) ­ The projectionist at a local cinema lent a film to the D so he could make an illegal copy. He returned it before the next
showing at the cinema and his conviction was quashed because there was no proof that he had intended to permanently…

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Mens Rea:
The Mens Rea for Theft and Intention to use force to steal

AO2 Points on the Law of Robbery
Robbery requires a completed theft, but the way that the law applies to theft is different to the way that it applies to Burglary. In theft cases it is…

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R v Collins (1972) ­ D was drunk and saw a ladder. He climbed up it, saw a naked girl asleep in bed, went down, got undressed and then
climbed back up. The girl woke up and thinking he was her boyfriend invited him in where they had sex. His…


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