Law (Section A property) Actus Reus and Mens Rea Quiz

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1. The actus reus elements of Robbery under S8 of The Theft Act 1986 is

  • AR of Theft, using force or threat of force, on any person, immediately before or at the time of the theft, in order to steal
  • Appropriates, property, belonging to another
  • Entering, a building or part of a building, as a trespasser
  • Destroy or damage, property, belonging to another
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2. The actus reus elements of Criminal Damage under S1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971

  • Destroy or damage, property, belonging to another
  • Entering, a building or part of a building, as a trespasser
  • Appropriates, property, belonging to another
  • Makes off, when goods supplied or service done, and payment is required on the spot, and D has not paid as required

3. The actus reus elements of Theft under S1 of The Theft Act 1968 is

  • Appropriates, property, belonging to another
  • Entering, a building or part of a building, as a trespasser
  • Destroy or damage, property, belonging to another

4. What are the mens rea elements of Robbery under S8 of The Theft Act 1968

  • The mens rea of theft, an intention to use force to steal
  • Know or be subjectively reckless as to entering as a trespasser, (enters as a tresspasser) with intention to commit an ulterior offence (theft, gbh, criminal damage)
  • Dishonestly (does the ar), with intention to permanently deprive

5. The mens rea elements of Making Off Without Payment under S3 of The Theft Act 1978 are

  • Intention or recklessness as to causing the damage
  • Dishonestly, with knowledge that payment on the spot is required, and an intention to avoid payment
  • The intention to make a demand with menaces, with a view to make a gain or an intent to cause a loss
  • Dishonestly, knows or believes the representation to be untrue or misleading, with an intention to make a gain or cause a loss

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