A2 Law Theft - Actus Reus

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1. 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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2. Can you be in possession and control even if you don't know about it?

  • No, you cannot assume that they're in possession and control
  • It depends on the context of the scenario
  • Yes as shown in Woodman
  • Yes, but I would be guilty if it gets stolen

3. Which of these is correct?

  • All things in the mind are property
  • You can copy exam questions on your own paper without it being theft
  • Looking at exam questions is theft
  • Exam questions photocopied onto school paper is not theft

4. What section of the act is appropriation?

  • Section 6
  • Section 3
  • Section 2
  • Section 5

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

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


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