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(p. 128) 11. Theft 

(p. 128) 11. Theft
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(p. 128) 11. Theft
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Jonathan Herring

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198815150.003.0011
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date: 29 November 2020

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter discusses the crime of theft. There are five elements in theft: appropriation; property; belonging to another; dishonesty; and intention permanently to deprive. The first three listed are the actus reus elements and the last two are the mens rea. The offence is under s 1 Theft Act 1968, but ss 2–6 give (some) guidance on each of the elements.

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