LAW Chapter 10 - Crimes Against Property

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LAW Chapter 10 - Crimes Against Property

  1. 1. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY CHAPTER 10
  2. 2. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? This chapter will cover crimes against  Property that is destroyed (fire, vandalism)  Property that is stolen/taken against the will of others
  3. 3. ARSON “ARSON” – willfully and maliciously burning of another person’s property In many states burning of a building is illegal – even if you own it! Burning property with intent to scam an insurance company is a separate crime.
  4. 4. CHURCH ARSON PREVENTION ACT  Passed in 1996  Passed to deal with long string racially motivated church arson
  5. 5. VANDALISM  Also known as malicious mischief  Willfully destroying/damaging the property of another  INCLUDES:  Breaking windows  Tearing down fences  Snapping off car antennas  Flooding a basement  PENALTY Misdemeanor **OR** Felony – depending on damage done
  6. 6. LARCENY  TWO CLASSES/LEVELS  grand larceny ~a felony ~ over a certain value ( > $100)  petty larceny ~ a misdemeanor ~ small value ( < $100)  Unlawfully taking AND carrying away property of another with intent to steal it  Keeping lost property without looking for owner  Keeping items delivered to you by accident  Shoplifting is larceny  Concealment ~ attempted shoplifting
  7. 7. EMBEZZLEMENT  The unlawful taking of property that someone trusted you to keep safe EXAMPLES   bank teller taking money from cash drawer stockbroker keeping funds that were to be invested
  8. 8. ROBBERY  Unlawfully taking property from another by force or intimidation.  NOT the same as “theft”  Almost always a felony.  ARMED ROBBERY ~ robbery committed with a gun or other weapon. Stiffer penalty.
  9. 9. EXTORTION  Also known as blackmail  Using threats  Taking property of another  Includes threats to do future harm/damage  Includes threats to destroy another’s character or reputation
  10. 10. BURGLARY  Unauthorized entry into a structure with intent to commit a crime.  Harsher penalty for burglary committed:  after dark  with a weapon  structures occupied by people at time of burglary
  11. 11. FORGERY  Falsely making or changing a document with intent to defraud.  Signing (without permission) the name of another to a check or other document.  Changing or erasing a section of a previously signed document. UTTERING: knowingly/agreeing to take a fake or altered document
  12. 12. RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY  A criminal act.  The situation may prove you know you are accepting stolen property.  Usually felony if property is over $100  Usually a misdemeanor of property is under $100
  13. 13. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE  Taking a vehicle for temporary use (joy riding)  Taking a vehicle permanently - Larceny  Auto theft  CARJACKING – using force/intimidation to steal a car from a driver.   Federal offense !! Punishable by a sentence of up to life in prison!
  14. 14. COMPUTER CRIME AKA: CYBER CRIME BUSTED ! FBI Most Wanted ANY violation of criminal law that uses computer technology.
  15. 15. CYBER CRIMES YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT
  16. 16. CYBER ARMS RACE

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