A2 Law Theft - Actus Reus

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1. Which of these is correct?

  • You can copy exam questions on your own paper without it being theft
  • Looking at exam questions is theft
  • All things in the mind are property
  • Exam questions photocopied onto school paper is not theft
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2. Which of these is correct? You're buying a cheeseburger in McDonald's and your friend Corinne tells you that the £1 you've paid may pay for other things other than the components of the cheeseburger.

  • When you pay for a cheeseburger, the money may go to other things for the business, this is not theft as this would be unreasonable as in Hall
  • McDonald's can do what they want and so can any other company regadless
  • The company commits theft because their obligations are clear
  • They must refund you and give you free cheeseburgers so you don't take them to court

3. What does the case of Klinenberg v Marsden tell us?

  • Obligations can be formal
  • Possession and control has a very wide definition
  • There must be a clear obligation
  • Exact notes and coins do not need to be used

4. What does the separate offence when stealing electricity come under?

  • s11 Theft Act 1968
  • s6 Theft Act 1968
  • Criminal Justice Act
  • s47 Offences Against the Person Act

5. Which is correct?

  • A person is guilty if he appropriates property with intention or recklessness to deprive the other of it permanently
  • No statutory definition
  • A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with an intention to permanently deprive the other of it
  • A person is guilty of theft if he appropriates property dishonestly from another with the intention to permanently deprive the other of it


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