Chapter 9-Robbery, Extortion, and Bribery

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Addict Robber

Offender who is addicted to a controlled substance and robs to support a habit.

Alcoholic Robber

Offender who engages in robberies to support an addiction to alcohol. May commit the crime while intoxicated and as a result get caught more often than the other classes.

Blackmail

A form of extortion in which a threat is made to disclose a crime or other social disgrace.

Bribery

An agreement to give a public official money or property of any value in exchange for the official to do or refrain from doing something that is against or contrary to an official duty.

Extortion

A common law crime that deals with official misconduct. The crime prohibits officials from collecting money from citizens in return for the officials' performing their public duties.

Force or fear

The physical act necessary for the crime of robbery.

Home-invasion robbery

Any robbery that occurs when an offender enters a dwelling with the intent to commit robbery and does commit robbery of the occupant therein.

Opportunist robber

Offender who will commit all types of larceny offenses, including robbery. The most common type of robber.

Presence of another

An element of robbery that is broadly interpreted to include any place within the sight, hearing, or even smell of another person.

Professional robber

A career criminal who plans and executes robberies very carefully and operates in a group.

Robbery

The theft of property from the person or immediate presence of another by use of force.

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