Ch 10: Robbery, Theft, Burglary & Property Crimes

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Check out this self-paced study guide chapter to review different types of robbery, burglary, theft and property crimes. These engaging lessons and mini quizzes offer students a quick way to study for criminal justice exams and complete class assignments.

Robbery, Theft, Burglary & Property Crimes - Chapter Summary

In this criminal justice chapter, you can explore the basics of property, burglary and robbery crimes. You'll receive expert instruction on statistics, laws and consequences surrounding crimes like petty theft, larceny motor vehicle theft and home invasion. When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to reinforce your understanding of the material. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive exam, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Completing the chapter can help you:

  • Interpret property crime, burglary and home invasion statistics
  • Assess theft laws and punishments
  • Identify the consequences of petty theft
  • Compare different types of larceny
  • Evaluate motor vehicle theft laws
  • Discuss crimes against property cases

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: Robbery, Theft, Burglary & Property Crimes
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Property Crime: Definition, Types & Statistics

1. Property Crime: Definition, Types & Statistics

Property crime is defined as crimes aimed at properties rather than people. Learn about different types of property crimes like burglary, theft, and larceny, and discover statistics for property crimes in the United States.

Robbery: Definition & Statistics

2. Robbery: Definition & Statistics

Robbery refers to the act of stealing from another individual through the use of threat or force. Explore the definition and types of robbery, and learn about robbery statistics during past years.

What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment

3. What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment

Theft is commonly defined as taking someone else's property without their permission. Learn about the laws surrounding the crime and the punishment for committing theft.

What is Petty Theft? - Definition, Consequences & Law

4. What is Petty Theft? - Definition, Consequences & Law

Petty theft refers to the act of stealing something from another person that is not of high value. Learn about the definition and examples of petty theft, and discover the law and consequences associated with this crime.

What Is Larceny? - Definition, Types & Examples

5. What Is Larceny? - Definition, Types & Examples

Larceny occurs when a person or business steals personal or other property from another person or business. Explore the definition, types, and examples of larceny, review felonies, misdemeanors, degrees of crimes, and the definitions of grand larceny and petit larceny, and recognize the legal defenses and consequences of larceny.

Motor Vehicle Theft: Definition, Statistics & Law

6. Motor Vehicle Theft: Definition, Statistics & Law

Motor vehicle theft is the act or attempt of stealing a motor vehicle that is property of another person. Learn about the definition of motor vehicle theft and explore the statistics and laws associated with this offense.

Burglary: Definition, Degrees & Statistics

7. Burglary: Definition, Degrees & Statistics

Burglary is simply defined as breaking and entering, but there are various forms of burglary. Explore the different degrees of burglary and look into burglary statistics in the United States.

What Is a Home Invasion? - Definition, Statistics & Law

8. What Is a Home Invasion? - Definition, Statistics & Law

A home invasion involves illegal entry into someone's home with the intention of crimes such as burglary or murder. Explore the definition, statistics, and laws around home invasion.

Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples

9. Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples

Crimes against property involve taking property or money without a threat or use of force against the victim. Explore types of property crime including burglary, theft, arson, and vandalism.

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