The Importance Of Property Crime

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As someone that will be joining the Marine Corps after I graduate and maybe going into the FBI this chapter fits the most with what I want to do. As long as there are rules to break there will be people who will break them. I have always wanted to help people, and until recently I did not know how I could do that. I have been changing my major constantly these last few years, but the one thing that stayed the same was my desire to help people. To join the FBI the individual has to be twenty-three and an American Citizen. If the individual passes the two phases of testing you may get a Conditional Letter of Appointment, but may not get the letter if your skills are not needed at the beau at the time. After receiving the letter the candidate …show more content…
In property crime the goal is for the person committing the crime to damage property or economic gain. Robberies and cyber-crimes are both classified as property crimes. Because a robbery is “defined as the taking of cash, personal property, or any other article of value from a person by means of force or fear” it can be classified as both a violent crime and a property crime (Miller pg.127). Other examples of property crimes are burglary, larceny, obtaining goods by false pretenses, receiving stolen goods, arson, and forgery. First, burglary was once considered under common law as breaking and entering into someone’s house at night. Some states have eliminated some of the requirements such as the time of day the house was broken into. Next, larceny under common law was taking and carrying someone else’s property without their permission and do not have the intention of returning the object. Larceny is robbery without the fear or force. For example, pick pocketing is larceny as well as someone who takes office supplies without permission. Then, Obtaining goods by false pretenses is when you claim an object is yours and sell it to someone or using someone’s credit card information to buy something. To be convicted of receiving stolen goods the receiver of the good should or did know that the object was stolen. Arson is when a building and in some states cars and other personal property are burned. Finally, forgery is making or rewriting any writing including electronic records that alters the legal rights or liabilities of

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