Theft

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Define theft
Dishonestly appropriate property belongling to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it
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What are the actus reus elements
To appropriate (acting if you were the owner) property belonging to another
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What are the mens rea elements
Dishonestly have the intention to permanently deprive
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Where is theft defined
Theft Act 1968 s.1
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Morris
D relabled item in supermarket to a different price. The ratio was that there need not be appropriation of all the owners rights
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Lawrence
A taxi driver overcharged a foreign tourist, and courts decided that theft can occur with the consent of V
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Oxford v Moss
D took an exam paper and returned it after reading the information. The ratio was that infomation did not amount to property, knowledge is not property
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Turner
D took his car to a garage for repairs and took it back without paying. D was guilty of theft because the garage was still in possession of the car
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Ghosh
D put in a claim for payment from an operation that he did not perform, but said that this was honest because he was owed the money. The conviction was upheld
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Velumyl
A company director took money from the safe. He said that he had intention to return it after the weekend, however as he would not be returning the exact notes and change he would be permanently depriving the company
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