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Criminal Law

Criminal Law (10th edn)

Nicola Padfield
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date: 26 March 2023

p. 31611. Theft, fraud, and other property offenceslocked

p. 31611. Theft, fraud, and other property offenceslocked

  • Nicola PadfieldNicola PadfieldBencher of the Middle Temple; Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice at the Law Faculty, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge


Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter describes those who help or encourage thieves. They are usually convicted for the more serious offence of handling stolen goods. The definition of appropriation and dishonesty is one of the principal problems of theft. Dishonesty is the central component of fraud offence under the Fraud Act 2006. Robbery merges the utilisation of force or fear of subjection to force. Aggravated burglary is triable on indictment and has a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Blackmail is the felony of money by threats. There is a huge overlap between money laundering offences and the more traditional offence of handling stolen goods.

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