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  Larceny - LoveToKnow 1911
The term theft, sometimes used as a synonym of larceny, is in reality a broader term, applying to all cases of depriving another of his property whether by removing or withholding it, and includes larceny, robbery, cheating, embezzlement, breach of trust, andc.
Thus it was furtum (but it would not be theft at English common law) to use a deposit of pledge contrary to the wishes of the owner, to retain goods found, or to steal a human being, such as a slave or filius familias (a special form of :urtum called plagium).
The inconveniences of the common law rules of interpretation of indictments led to certain amendments of the law, now contained in the Larceny Act, for the purpose of avoiding the frequent failures of justice owing to the strictness with which indictments were construed.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Larceny   (3060 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> theft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the criminal law, theft (also known as stealing) is the illegal taking of someone else's property without that person's freely-given consent.
The actus reus of theft is usually defined as an unauthorised taking, keeping or using of another's property which must be accompanied by a mens rea of dishonesty and/or the intent to permanently deprive the owner or the person with rightful possession of that property or its use.
Theft is dealt with by Part 9 of the Criminal Code of Canada which is the part that covers property crime.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/theft   (1547 words)

 Description and History of Common Law
Common law consists of the rules and other doctrine developed gradually by the judges of the English royal courts as the foundation of their decision, and added to over time by judges of those various jurisdictions recognizing the authority of this accumulating doctrine.
English common law emerged as an integral part of the transformation of England from a loose collection of what were essentially tribal chiefdoms or proto-states to a centrally governed civilization.
Common law's unity has been attributed to the fact that law is grounded in and logically derived from a handful of general principles and that whole subject-areas such as contract or torts are distinguished by some common principles or elements which fix the boundaries of the subject.
www.runet.edu /~junnever/law/commonlaw.htm   (2551 words)

 The Avalon Project : Anglo-Saxon Law - Extracts From Early Laws of the English.
The great bulk of the laws concern chiefly such questions as the practice of compurgation, ordeal, wergild, sanctity of holy places, persons, or things; the immunity of estates belonging to churches; and the tables of penalties for crimes, in their several aspects as offenses against the peace, the family, and the individual.
It was whilom, in the laws of the English, that people and law went by ranks, and then were the counsellors of the nation of worship worthy, each according to his condition, eorl and ceorl, thegen and theoden.
A ceorl's wergild is 266 thrymsas, that is 200 shillings by Mercian law....
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/medieval/saxlaw.htm   (4683 words)

 theft | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
In the criminal law, theft (also known as stealing) is the wrongful taking of someone else's property without that person's freely-given consent.
In the Scotch law, this is a proper and technical word, and signifies the secret and felonious abstraction of the property of another for sake of lucre, without his consent.
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www.babylon.com /definition/theft/?uil=English   (345 words)

 theft - Columbia Encyclopedia article about theft (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
larceny, in law, the unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of its use or to appropriate it to the use of the perpetrator or of someone else.
Such an act was not larceny at common law because larceny was committed only when property was acquired by a "felonious taking," i.e., when the act was committed with respect to property that was at the time in the legal possession of the owner.
It is also distinguished from burglary burglary, at common law, the breaking and entering of a dwelling house of another at night with the intent to commit a felony, whether the intent is carried out or not.
columbia.thefreedictionary.com.cob-web.org:8888 /theft   (465 words)

 Buddhist Case Law on Theft
The case law on theft (V iii 54-67) consists of forty-nine cases, preceded by a mnemonic index in verse.
In many legal cultures the topic of theft spurred early lawyers on to their first flights of abstraction: ideas on ownership emerged through discussion of theft, and ownership is, par excellence, the legal abstract noun.
I would expect case law ("When that happened, this was the result") and hypotheticals ("If that should happen, this should be the result") to be as old as each other, and as old as proto-science and futurology.
www.buddhistinformation.com /buddhist_case_law_on_theft.htm   (6876 words)

 Naturenet: English Common Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This means that, in deciding a particular case, the court must have regard to the principles of law laid down in earlier reported cases on the same, or similar points, although the law may be extended or varied if the facts of the particular case are sufficiently different.
In fact, many aspects of the law shown here are also controlled by statute law (which is the other sort of law made by Parliament) but as a general heading, these matters can be grouped together as based on or originating in on common law.
It is against the law to trespass on any land (and that includes land covered by water such as rivers or lakes) or in any building.
www.naturenet.net /law/common.html   (1574 words)

 Theft Act 1968 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Theft Act 1968 (1968 c.60) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, governing most of the general property offences in English law.
The Theft Act 1968 resulted from the efforts of the Criminal Law Revision Committee to reform the English law of theft.
The intention of the Theft Act 1968, was to replace the existing law of larceny and other deception-related offences, by a single enactment, creating a more coherent body of principles that would allow the law to evolve to meet new situations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theft_Act_1968   (598 words)

 Norma Landau | Summary Conviction and the Development of the Penal Law | Law and History Review, 23.1 | The History ...
In 1731, the Theft Act made stealing lead or iron affixed to buildings or grounds a felony, and it was not until 1756 that the Stealing of Lead, etc., Act made unexplained possession of lead or iron punishable upon summary conviction.
In English law, several of the takings that Smith's article characterizes as larceny, and therefore subject to guidelines for the prosecution of felony, were not felonious takings and so not subject to these guidelines.
In early modern law, a receiver is one who harbors a felon; it was not until 1692 that statute authorized the conviction of those who received stolen goods as felons, and did so only if the thief had been convicted.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lhr/23.1/landau.html   (6478 words)

 Bruce P. Smith | The Presumption of Guilt and the English Law of Theft, 1750–1850 | Law and History Review, 23.1 ...
The Presumption of Guilt and the English Law of Theft, 1750–1850
The Presumption of Guilt and the English Law of Theft, 1750–1850
First, English criminal justice administrators from roughly 1750 to 1850 routinely resorted to summary proceedings in cases of suspected petty theft because of the challenges of securing convictions in the higher courts for the felony of simple larceny.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lhr/23.1/smith.html   (11507 words)

 NAIC E-News
Identity theft insurance cannot protect you from becoming a victim of identity theft and does not cover direct monetary losses incurred as result of identity theft.
Instead, identity theft insurance provides coverage for the cost of reclaiming your financial identity, such as the costs of making phone calls, making copies, mailing documents, taking time off from work without pay (lost wages) and hiring an attorney.
If not, you may be able to add identity theft insurance to your homeowner’s policy for a small fee or purchase a stand-alone policy from another insurer, bank or credit card company.
www.naic.org /documents/consumer_alert_idtheft.htm   (636 words)

 The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
The harmlessness of the mission performed by law and lawful defense is self-evident; the usefulness is obvious; and the legitimacy cannot be disputed.
But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed — then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people.
But make the laws upon the principle of fraternity — proclaim that all good, and all bad, stem from the law; that the law is responsible for all individual misfortunes and all social inequalities — then the door is open to an endless succession of complaints, irritations, troubles, and revolutions.
bastiat.org /en/the_law.html   (15843 words)

 plain english
English, in contrast, was the lower-class language of a subjugated people.
Unhappiness about this state of affairs led to what might be considered the first plain English law: the Statute of Pleading, enacted in 1362.
Overall, the language of of the law is definitely better than it was twenty or thirty years ago.
www.languageandlaw.org /PLAINENGLISH.HTM   (1848 words)

 Federal Trade Commission: Your National Resource About ID Theft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There is no federal law requiring a federal agency to take a report about identity theft; however, some state laws require local police departments to take reports.
There are efforts at the federal, state and local level to ensure that local law enforcement agencies understand identity theft, its impact on victims, and the importance of taking a police report.
You also may give permission to any law enforcement agency to get these records, or ask in your written request that a copy of these records be sent to a particular law enforcement officer.
www.consumer.gov /idtheft/con_steps.htm   (2252 words)

 Theft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared.
Estelle, 445 U.S. (upholding life sentence for fraudulent use of a credit card to obtain $80 worth of goods or services, passing a forged check in the amount of $28.36, and obtaining $120.75 by false pretenses) and Lockyer v.
Theft Acts 1968 and 1978, Sweet and Maxwell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theft   (1560 words)

 Category:Law - Definition, explanation
Law, in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules of conduct which mandate, proscribe (or both) specified relationships among people and organizations; as well as punishments for those who do not follow the establishedrules of conduct.
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 Texas Attorney General (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-5.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ID Theft Victim's Kit: What to do if you are a victim of ID Theft.
ID theft is a felony crime and should be reported to your local law enforcement agency.
If you are a victim of identity theft, you may get a call from someone posing as a bank representative or law enforcement official requesting your personal information under some pretext.
www.oag.state.tx.us.cob-web.org:8888 /consumer/idtheft.shtml   (1613 words)

 Welcome to PhoneBusters
If you have been a victim of identity theft, the Identity Theft Statement helps you notify financial institutions, credit card issuers and other companies that the identity theft occurred, tell them that you did not create the debt or charges, and give them information they need to begin an investigation.
PhoneBusters is currently central sourcing all pertinent information on Identity Theft to identity trends and patterns, information is also used to assist law enforcement agencies in possible investigations.
Identity theft is on the rise and it can happen to anyone.
www.phonebusters.com /english/recognizeit_identitythe.html   (592 words)

 Yale Law School | Centers & Programs |Legal History Forum
After graduating from law school, Professor Dennis practiced in New York at Debevoise and Plimpton, with the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General's Office, and as a partner at Richard Spears Kibbe and Orbe, where she specialized in corporate governance and securities litigation and enforcement.
Michael Klarman is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1987 and has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History.
www.law.yale.edu /intellectuallife/400.htm   (1435 words)

 StudyCrime.com -- Robbery
For example, if a person was threatened with being assaulted the following day it is likely that no offence of robbery would be committed - although the perpetrator wouldn't get clean away as (in English law) he would have committed the offence of extortion.
Few criminals are able to make a successful living out of bank robbery over the long run, since each attempt increases the probability that they will be identified and caught.
Today most organized crime groups tend to make their money by other means, such as drug trafficking, identity theft, or online scamming and phishing.
www.studycrime.com /robbery.html   (597 words)

 Visalaw.com - The Immigration Law Portal of Siskind Susser
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Siskind Susser Bland limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.
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 Find in a Library: The Jewish law of theft with comparative references to Roman and English law,
Find in a Library: The Jewish law of theft with comparative references to Roman and English law,
The Jewish law of theft with comparative references to Roman and English law,
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/98fa2a0b4210e20a.html   (88 words)

 Roman Law: Welcome
These pages are still experimental to a high degree, I hope them to be of some use anyway.
The objectives for undergoing the amount of work required to create a hypertext representation of even these small parts of the Corpus Iuris Iustiniani and the corresponding medieval comments were two:
The traditions of Roman Law and of the ius commune of the middle ages willl play a significant role in the creation of the private law for the European community.
www.jura.uni-sb.de /Rechtsgeschichte/Ius.Romanum/englishv.html   (379 words)

 National Employment Law Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Justice for Workers: State Agencies Can Combat Wage Theft.   Click here
NELP Calls on TSA to Narrow Proposed List of Drug and "Dishonesty" Offenses that Disqualify Port Workers from Employment.
An opportunity to share information and a forum for discussion of employment law issues.
www.nelp.org   (133 words)

 Details: EsqwireCentral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Professor Bruce P. Smith (University of Illinois College of Law) will present the paper: "The Presumption of Guilt and the English Law of Theft, 1740-1840."
Please click the link below to access his paper.
If you would like more information about this committee, please contact Jack Schillaci.
www.law.northwestern.edu /ewc/details_printable.cfm?EventID=2014   (62 words)

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