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NCJ Number: 135624 Find in a Library
Title: Offences Against Property
Author(s): J Parry
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 411
Sponsoring Agency: Waterlow Publisher
London, 5EI 5T5, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-08-033070-3
Sale Source: Waterlow Publisher
Oyez House
P.O. Box 55
27 Crimscott Street
London, 5EI 5T5,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book presents laws and court decisions pertinent to property offenses in Great Britain.
Abstract: The offenses considered involve criminal liability for dealings with the property of others that are either unauthorized or authorized only as a result of deception or threats. Also included are certain offenses that, though not confined to such dealings, will typically involve them (e.g., extortion, making off without payment, and damaging property without regard for danger to life). Not included are offenses of deception (other than that of obtaining property by deception) or other dishonest conduct that does not directly involve the property of others (e.g., forgery, embezzlement, or corruption). A chapter on "stealing" covers theft, aggravated theft, intent to steal, and alternative verdicts. Two chapters address the obtaining of property by deception or threats. The latter encompasses extortion, the sending of threatening articles, the demand for payment for unsolicited goods, and harassment of debtors. A chapter on goods obtained by stealing, deception, or blackmail covers the handling of stolen goods and restitution orders. Other chapters involve taking without stealing (conveyances and making off without payment), vandalism, and trespass (burglary). Tables of cases and statutes
Main Term(s): Foreign laws; Theft offenses
Index Term(s): Burglary; Extortion; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Property crime statistics; Vandalism
Note: The Criminal Law Library -- No. 7
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