- Richard CardRichard CardEmeritus Professor of Law, De Montfort University, Leicester
- and Jill MolloyJill MolloySenior Lecturer in Law, Birmingham City University
This chapter looks at offences relating to the destruction of property or damage to property: destroying or damaging property belonging to another, threats to destroy or damage property, arson, possessing anything with intent to destroy or damage property, destroying or damaging property, intending to endanger another person’s life, being reckless as to endanger one’s life, and racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage. With the exception of the racially or religiously aggravated offence, all of these offences are governed by the Criminal Damage Act 1971 (CDA 1971). The CDA 1971 was a completely new code, replacing the complex provisions of the Malicious Damage Act 1861.