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Basics of Property Crime - Chapter Summary
These engaging lessons cover criminology concepts associated with property crime, including the definitions and punishments associated with theft and some example cases of crime against property. Our short text and video lessons are designed by professional instructors, so you can be confident knowing you're learning the most accurate information in the right way. Before moving on in the chapter, it's helpful to take the multiple-choice quizzes to see how well you understand the material. If you struggle with any of the topics, contact an instructor for assistance. Once you finish these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Define property crime and discuss some related statistics
- Outline the laws related to theft
- Define the different kinds of larceny
- Describe the degrees of burglary
- Define arson, including motive and types
1. Property Crime: Definition, Types & Statistics
In this lesson, learn what constitutes property crime. You'll come to understand the definition, examine the types of property crime, and review some property crime statistics.
2. What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment
This lesson will teach you what is considered theft. You will examine laws on theft, find out the difference between petty and grand theft, as well as read about consequent punishments.
3. Burglary: Definition, Degrees & Statistics
Learn the definition of burglary, examine the various degrees of this crime and look at some recent burglary statistics. At the conclusion of the lesson, you'll have a thorough understanding of what constitutes burglary.
4. What is Arson? - Definition & Law
What constitutes arson, and how has the definition of this crime changed over time? This lesson explains the elements of arson as well as why there are various degrees of the crime.
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- Crime Categories, Characteristics & Elements
- Measuring Crime through Criminal Justice Research
- Crime Patterns & Trends
- Victimization in Criminal Justice
- Rational Choice & Trait Theories in Criminology
- Social Structure & Social Process Theories in Criminology
- Social Conflict Theories & Restorative Justice
- Developmental Theories of Crime
- Overview of Violent Crime
- Types of Murder
- Types of Sex Crimes
- Economic & Public Order Crimes
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude
- Political Crime & Terrorism
- Understanding Cyber Crime
- American Criminal Justice Systems
- Law Enforcement in America
- Punishment & Corrections
- Studying for Criminal Justice 104