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Law A2 Robbery
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Theft Act 1968 Section 8
Where is Robbery defined and in what section?
A person is guilty of robbery if he steals and immediately before or at the time of doing so, and order to do so he uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being subjected to force.
What does Section 8 of the Theft Act say?
The actus reus of robbery is the same as theft plus force or threat of force.
What is the actus reas of Robbery?
Appropriation (section 3), Property (section 4), Belonging to another (section 5)
What is the 3 Actus Reas of Theft?
One of the defendants hit the victim in the back whilst the other pulled at her handbag. The victim screamed as the handbag fell to the ground and the defendants ran off empty handed.
What is the facts of Corcoran v Anderton (1980)?
The defendant wrenched a shopping bag from the victim's hand
What is the facts of R v Clouden (1987)?
The Court of Appeal held that the force applied to the property was sufficient to amount to robbery. What amounts to force should be left to the jury to decide.
What was the held of R v Clouden (1987)?
The df's snatched a cigarette from the victim's hand.
What are the facts of RP v DPP?
An offence of Robbery is not committed when the df snatches a cigarette from the V's hand because snatching does not amount to force under s.8 of the Theft Act 1988. The supposed force is simply too trivial.
What is the held of RP v DPP?
R v Clouden, stets that force can't be trivial
Which case does RP v DPP contradict
This case involved a violent robbery involving gangs who poured petrol over the victims and threatened to set them on fire and then steal 26 million of pounds worth of gold, diamonds and money.
What was the facts of Brinks Mat Bullion Heist 1983?
Found guilty of robbery and got sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Compare this case to Dawson and James
What was the held of Brinks Mat Bullion Heist 1985?
Can a nudge be enough force for robbery?
this can bring problems so where cases such as R v Dawson and James can be charged with the same crime which can be argued to be more serious Brinks Mat Bullion Heist
Why is it unfair that nudge can be enough for robbery?
One of the defendants nudged the victim in the back so that he lost his balance. The other defendant took the victim's wallet
What are the facts of R v Dawson and James (1976)?
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