CCJS 105 Chapter 11-14: Alder Textbook Chapter Outlines

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Criminology and Criminal Justice
CCJS 105
Sally Simpson

Chapter Outlines Chapter 11 Crimes Against Property Larceny o Elements of Larceny Trespassory taking and carrying away of personal property belonging to another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently Any absence of authority or permission for the taking Property must be taken, perpetrator must exert authority over the property Property must be carried away, slightest removal suffices to fulfill this element Must be personal property (real estate not subject to larceny) Property has to belong to another, in the sense that the person has the right to possess that property Taker must intend to deprive the rightful owner permanently of the property o Extent of Larceny Majority of thefts are committed without personal contact with the victims Thefts involving personal contact lag behind (pickpocketing, purse snatching) o Types of Thieves Amateurs Occasional offenders Opportunists Little risk involved Little skillunplanned Resulting from some pressing situation Only commit a few crimes, sometimes only 1 offense Juveniles Professionals Make a career of stealing Imaginative and creative Accept risks associated Most common crimes: pickpocketing, shoplifting, forgery, confidence swindling, burglary, art theft, motor vehicle theft, and credit card fraud Edwin Sutherlands 5 characteristics o Welldeveloped technical skills o Enjoy status (given by their subculture and by law enforcement)
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