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Section 1, Theft Act 1968

THEFT

“The dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another, with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it”

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Section 8; Theft Act 1968


ROBBERY

“if he steals, and immediately before, or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, he uses force on any person, or puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being then and there subjected to force”

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Section 9 (1)(a); Theft Act 1968

BURGLARY

“A person is guilty of burglary if he enters a building or part of the building as a trespasser with intent to;
-steal anything therein OR
-inflict grievous bodily harm on any person therein OR
-damage any property therein”

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Section 9(1)(b) Theft Act 1968

BURGLARY

“A person is guilty of burglary if having entered a building or part of a building as a trespasser he goes on to;
-steal or attempt to steal anything therein OR
-inflict or attempt to inflict grievous bodily harm on any person therein”

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Section 10 Theft Act 1968

AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

“A person is guilty of aggravated burglary if he commits any burglary and at the time, has with him;
-any weapon of offence OR
-any imitation firearm OR
-any firearm OR
-any explosive”

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Section 12 Theft Act 1968

TAKING A CONVEYANCE

“A person shall be guilty of the offence if without the consent of the owner or other lawful authority he takes any conveyance for his own or another’s use or knowing that any conveyance has been taken without such authority he drives it or allows himself to be carried in or on it”

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Section 13 Theft Act 1968

ABSTRACTION OF ELECTRICITY

“A person who dishonestly uses without due Authority or dishonestly causes it to be diverted or wasted or diverted any electricity commits an offence”

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What is section 1 of the theft act 1968?

Theft

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What is section 8 of the theft act 1968?

Robbery

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What is section 9 of the theft act 1968?

Burglary

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What is section 10 of the theft act 1968?

Aggravated burglary

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What is section 12 of the theft act 1968?

Taking a conveyance without the owners consent

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What is section 13 of the theft act 1968?

Abstraction of electricity

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Three types of ownership?

1. Proprietary interest
2. Possession
3.Control

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Legal test for dishonesty

Whether the conduct complained of was dishonest by the lay objective standards of ordinary reasonable and honest people

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Section 12(a) Theft Act 1968

AGGRAVATED VEHICLE TAKING

“ A person is guilty of aggravated taking of a vehicle if;
A) he commits an offence under section 12 (1) Of the theft act 1968 in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle and
B) it is proved that, at any time after the vehicle was unlawfully taken (whether by him or another) and before it was recovered;
i) that the vehicle was driven dangerously on the road or other public place
ii) that, owing to the driving of the vehicle, an accident occurred by which injury was caused to any person;
iii) that, owing to the driving of the vehicle, an accident occurred by which damage was caused to any property, other than the vehicle;
iv) that damage was caused to the vehicle”

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What is section 12(a) of the Theft Act 1968?

Aggravated vehicle taking

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Section 25 Theft Act 1968

GOING EQUIPPED TO STEAL

“ A person shall be guilty of an offence if when not at his place of abode, he has with him any article for use in the course of or in connection with any burglary or theft.”

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What is section 25 of the Theft Act 1968?

Going equipped to steal