Property Crime and Typologies

Document Type:Thesis

Subject Area:Criminology

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The witness from the four individuals acts as the foundation of determining the charges and penalties the three criminals are likely to face. Even though the defendants committed the crime in collaboration, different charges and penalties apply to them according to the provisions of the law. However, it is imperative to note the defendants may also be accused of similar crimes and hence they may also face some similar penalties. It is essential to note the charges and penalties applied to the defendants is clearly defined by the rule of law. It is important to realize the statements from the witness provides the justification of charging the defendants. The two witnesses, the owner of the store and security guard gives the evidence that the first suspect, Bubba bumped the security officer, Foot causing him to fall on the floor.

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It is robbery because the officer had the intention of stopping the defendant from going away with the properties. From the discussed charges, various penalties apply to the defendants depending on the charge. The case indicates the defendants parted away with the property of a value more than $500. The two dozens of Hang Nail Free and the three dozens of Big Guy amounts to $672. Secondly, the amateur thieves can be stopped by a situation change. For instance, the defendants in the described case fail to conceal their identities and activities as it is evident they are found with the missing properties. On the other hand, professional thieves can only be stopped by incarceration. Furthermore, the professional thieves are distinct because of the ability to plan and having modus Operandi.

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Therefore, it is true to argue amateurs commit the theft described in the case because it is done without planning and as a result of temporary opportunity. Also, the criminals in the occasional property crimes consider themselves as non-criminals and crime is not the primary source of livelihood. It is also imperative to note the criminals involved in occasional property crimes tend to have little or no knowledge of conventional crimes. Often, they lack the lack the crime vocabularies and the conventional crimes "street sense. " Shoplifting falls in this category because it is evident the thieves in the described scenario employs force rather than professional ways of committing crimes. Additionally, the theft committed can easily be controlled by sociological remedy with little applicability of the laws.

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