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Chapter 11 © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc. Crimes Against Property © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

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2 Chapter 11 © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

3 Crimes Against Property © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

4 Crimes Against Property Professional criminals Persistent thieves © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

5 Professional criminals Crimes Against Property Those who commit crime with some degree of skill, earn reasonably well from their crimes,… © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

6 …and spend little time incarcerated Crimes Against Property Professional criminals © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

7 Persistent Thieves Crimes Against Property Those who continue in common-law property crimes, despite an ordinary level of success © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

8 Larceny-Theft The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

9 Larceny is the most frequently occurring property offense Larceny-Theft © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

10 Larceny-Theft Theft on college campuses © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

11 Who Shoplifts? across all social classes Larceny-Theft Younger adolescents, © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

12 Shoplifting A gateway offense A starting point leading to more serious and chronic types of offending Larceny-Theft © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

13 Impulsive shoplifters Occasional shoplifters Episodic shoplifters Larceny-Theft Shoplifting typologies © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

14 Amateur shoplifters Semiprofessional shoplifters Larceny-Theft Shoplifting typologies © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

15 Burglary Involves unlawful entry into a structure for the purpose of committing a felony, generally a theft © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

16 Types of Burglars Low-level burglars Middle-range burglars High-level burglars Burglary © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

17 Primarily found among juveniles “Spur of the moment” type of crime Burglary Low-level burglars © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

18 Low-level burglars Work with others Easily dissuaded by locks, alarms and other security devices Burglary © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

19 Middle Range burglars Older in age Use alcohol or drugs Burglary © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

20 Select targets that take into account both potential payoff and the risk involved Burglary Middle Range burglars © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

21 Lack connections that permit dealing in stolen goods on a large scale Burglary Middle Range burglars © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

22 High Level burglars Professionals Work in organized crews Connected with reliable sources of information about targets Burglary © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

23 Known to the police Activities remain concealed from detection Burglary High Level burglars © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

24 Locales Residences (evening) Commercial buildings (daytime) Burglary © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

25 Stolen Property A person receiving stolen property knowing the same to be stolen is deemed guilty of a felony © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

26 The least common method of disposing of stolen goods for the majority of thieves Most common for professional thieves Stolen Property Fence © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

27 Arson Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud,… © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

28 …a dwelling, a house, public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

29 Vast majority of arsonists are juveniles More in cities than rural areas Arson © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

30 Involves residential and commercial buildings Arson © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

31 Fire Setters Juvenile categories 1. Children younger than 7 2. Between ages 8 and Between ages 13 and 18 © 2002 Pearson Education, Inc.

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