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Crimes Against Property. Chapter 10. Arson. It’s a crime to burn any structure or building, even if it’s yours. Vandalism . Also known as malicious mischief Millions of dollars of damage each year Breaking windows Ripping down fences Graffiti

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arson
Arson
  • It’s a crime to burn any structure or building, even if it’s yours
vandalism
Vandalism
  • Also known as malicious mischief
  • Millions of dollars of damage each year
    • Breaking windows
    • Ripping down fences
    • Graffiti
    • Felony/misdemeanor depends on the extent of the damage
larceny theft
Larceny (Theft)
  • Grand Larceny: theft of anything above $400 felony
  • Petty Larceny: theft of anything below $400 misdemeanor
  • Keeping lost property when you could have returned it
    • Found wallet with I.D.
    • Shoplifting: taking items without paying for them
embezzlement
Embezzlement
  • Unlawful taking of property by someone to whom it was trusted
    • A bank teller stealing your money instead of depositing it into your account
robbery
Robbery
  • unlawful taking of property from a person’s immediate possession by force or intimidation
    • Involves two harms:
      • Theft of property
      • Actual/potential physical harm
  • Robbery vs. Larceny
    • Use of force
extortion
Extortion
  • Use of threats to obtain property of another
    • Also known as Blackmail

“I’ll blow up your car unless you pay me $500”

burglary
Burglary
  • Breaking and entering a structure with the intent to commit a crime
    • Some states have harsher penalties for burglaries committed at night
forgery
Forgery
  • Crime where a person falsely makes/alters a writing with intent to defraud
    • Signing the name of another person without permission
receiving stolen property
Receiving Stolen Property
  • Receiving or buying property that your know is stolen
    • Knowledge the property is stolen may be implied
      • Buying shoes out of the trunk of someone’s car
      • Felony/misdemeanor depends on the value of the stolen property
unauthorized use of a vehicle uuv
Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (UUV)
  • Taking a vehicle temporarily
    • joyriding
carjacking
Carjacking
  • Occurs if a person uses force or intimidation to steal a car from a driver
    • Federal crime and can be punishable with up to life in prison