Chapters 10 and 11


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Chapters 10 and 11

  1. 1. Chapters 10 and 11 Crime and Law – Nilsen
  2. 2. •Crimes Which Destroy Property
  3. 3. • Arson is the willful and malicious burning of a person’s property.
  4. 4. • Vandalism is the willful destruction of or damage to the property of another.
  5. 5. •Crimes Which Take Property
  6. 6. • Larceny is the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of it.
  7. 7. • Embezzlement is the unlawful taking of property by someone to whom it was entrusted.
  8. 8. • Robbery is the unlawful taking of property from a person’s immediate possession through force or intimidation.
  9. 9. • Extortion is using threats to obtain the property of another.
  10. 10. • Burglary is the unauthorized entry into a structure with the intent to commit a crime.
  11. 11. • Forgery occurs when a person makes or alters a document with the intent to defraud.
  12. 12. • Receiving stolen property is taking possession of property that one knows or has reason to know is stolen.
  13. 13. • Unauthorized use of a vehicle is taking someone else’s vehicle without the intent to keep it. • Grand theft auto is taking someone else’s vehicle with the intent to keep it. • Carjacking is taking someone else’s vehicle through the use or threat of force.
  14. 14. •Defenses
  15. 15. • No crime has been committed.
  16. 16. • The defendant did not commit the crime.
  17. 17. • The defendant committed the crime, but it was excused or justified. • Self Defense
  18. 18. • The defendant committed the crime but was not criminally responsible for their actions.
  19. 19. •Infancy –Children below the age of 7 cannot form criminal intent. –Children between 7 and 14 are presumed to be incapable of forming criminal intent.
  20. 20. • Intoxication can be a valid defense for crimes with specific intent, but not for crimes with general intent.
  21. 21. • Insanity can be a defense. –Some states require a showing of an inability to tell right from wrong. –Others require a showing that the defendant lacks the substantial capacity to appreciate the nature of the act or to conform their conduct to the law.
  22. 22. • Entrapment is a defense when the police encourage or persuade someone into committing a crime.
  23. 23. • Duress is a defense when someone is forced into committing a crime (not a defense to homicide).
  24. 24. • Necessity is a defense when someone has to commit a crime to save their life (not a defense to homicide).