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1 - Offences against the person - Offences against the sovereign - Economic offences property white collar computer - Drug offences - Driving offences - Public Order offences - Preliminary Crimes attempts conspiracy CATEGORIES OF CRIME - CRIMES against the person - CRIMES against the -sovereign - Economic CRIMES property CRIMES white collar CRIMES computer CRIMES - Drug CRIMES - Driving CRIMES - Public Order CRIMES - Preliminary CRIMES attemped CRIMES conspiracy to commit a CRIME Horizontal syllabus…

2 - Offences against the person - Offences against the sovereign - Economic offences property white collar computer - Drug offences - Driving offences - Public Order offences - Preliminary Crimes attempts conspiracy CATEGORIES OF CRIME Murder (killing someone and intending to kill them, or at least cause grievous/serious bodily harm) Manslaughter (voluntary and involuntary) Assault (the threat and/or use of violence) Sexual assault (sexual contact without the other person’s consent – you cannot consent if you are under 16 or severely intellectually disabled) Offences against the person Treason – Attempting to take over the government by force; fighting in a war against your own country; selling government secrets to an enemy country; etc Sedition – Trying to get other people to go against the government (e.g. R v Sharkey (1949) where Sharkey said in a newspaper interview that Australians should let the Soviet Union take over Australia Offences against the sovereign Property crimes – ‘Larceny’ (stealing someone’s property, e.g. car theft); ‘Robbery’ (stealing something from someone who is there, e.g. mugging, bank robbery); etc White collar crimes – Business crimes – ‘Embezzlement’ (stealing from your own company); ‘Insider trading’ (illegally using secret information to profit from the sharemarket); tax evasion; etc Computer crimes – Umm.. Crimes involving computers, like ‘hacking’; spreading viruses; etc (new section about ‘computer crime’ only added to the Crimes Act in 2001!) Economic offences

3 - Offences against the person - Offences against the sovereign - Economic offences property white collar computer - Drug offences - Driving offences - Public Order offences - Preliminary Crimes attempts conspiracy CATEGORIES OF CRIME Anything that has to do with possessing, using, supplying, selling, manufacturing/growing or importing illegal drugs (or prescription drugs without being legally allowed to) Drug offences Speeding; reckless driving; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol NSW speeding penalties were reduced in 2009 for people caught going under 10km/h over the limit (1 point, $84 fine). However, the penalties for going over that were increased Driving offences Actions that are deemed (considered) offensive to the public, but generally legal in your own home (they disrupt the ‘order’ of the public) Offensive language (though anything less than the “c” word is generally not considered “offensive” any more); public nudity; soliciting (offering/accepting) prostitution Public Order offences (he he, POOs) Attempts - EXCEPT FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER, any attempt to commit a crime is punishable to the same extent as if the person actually succeeded in doing it Conspiracy - When two or more people jointly plan (“conspire”) to commit a crime together. Since the people involved haven’t actually committed the crime yet, it is very difficult to prove conspiracy. If the prosecution wants to prove this, it helps to have evidence like written plans, phone tapping, etc. Preliminary Crimes


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