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What is the definition of Theft?

A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property, belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of

What is the definition of Criminal Damage?

A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages property of another, intends to destroy or damage any such property, or being reckless as to any such property being destroyed or damaged shall be guilty if the offence.


Section 1(1) Criminal Damage Act 1981

What is an Racial Or Religious Aggravated offence?

An offence is racial or religiously aggravated if:


At the time of committing, immediately before or after doing so



The offender demonstrates towards the victim HOSTILITY based upon his actual or perceived membership of a religious or racial group.


OR


The offence is wholly or partly motivated by hostility based upon the members perceived or actual membership of a racial or religious group .

Define - Criminal Attempts Act 1981

Section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act:



If, with INTENT, to commit an offence, in which this section applies,



A person does an act which is more than MERELY PREPARATORY to the commission of the offence,



They are guilty of attempting to commit the offence.

Criminal Intent -


Criminal Attempts Act 1981

Where a person carries out an act which they BELIEVE to be an offence,



But is NOT an OFFENCE,



Then because of their INTENTON to commit the offence,



They are guilty of an offence of ATTEMPT.

"Attempting" the impossible


Section 1(2) Criminal Attempts Act 1981

A person may be guilty of ATTEMPTING TO COMMIT an offence, even though the facts are such that the commission of the offence is impossible.



(E.g - Stealing a purse, which you believe is in the bag, but is not)