Smith: The Law of Theft

Paperback | October 18, 2007

byDavid Ormerod, David Williams

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Smith's Law of Theft has long been established as the definitive work on the subject and is frequently cited in the appellate courts. Now in its ninth edition, the book provides a detailed and critical account of the law of theft and related dishonesty offences. It contains the full, amendedtext of relevant legislation (notably, the Theft Acts 1968, 1978, and 1996) together with a detailed analysis of the provisions of the statutes and the extensive case law which has grown up around them. This new edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to take full account of the Fraud Act 2006, which has replaced the deception offences with new fraud offences. There have been major changes in other areas of law besides fraud, and the authors offer expert analysis of case lawdevelopments such as Hinks in the House of Lords on theft and gift, jurisdictional issues arising from Smith; and of procedural changes introduced by the fraud protocol and the imminent introduction of judge only trials. A whole new chapter on conspiracy to defraud is included in the new edition, and the full text of the Fraud Act and the fraud protocol are included in the appendices.

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Smith's Law of Theft has long been established as the definitive work on the subject and is frequently cited in the appellate courts. Now in its ninth edition, the book provides a detailed and critical account of the law of theft and related dishonesty offences. It contains the full, amendedtext of relevant legislation (notably, the T...

David Ormerod is Professor of Criminal Justice at Queen Mary's College, University of London.David is also a member of the Criminal Justice Council, and is a barrister at 18 Red Lion Court, London. He is the author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters, and several hundred case commentaries. He is the editor of Smith and Hogan...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.18 inPublished:October 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199299897

ISBN - 13:9780199299898

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and interpretation of the Theft Acts and Fraud Act2. Stealing under the Theft Act3. The Fraud Act 20064. Other fraud offences involving Fraud5. Conspiracy to defraud6. Making off without payment7. Robbery8. Burglary and related offences9. Going equipped and possession of articles to commit fraud10. Offences of temporary deprivation of property11. Abstracting electricity and related offences12. Blackmail13. Handling stolen goods and related offencesAppendicesAppendix 1 - Theft Act 1968Appendix 2 - Theft Act 1978Appendix 3 - Theft (Amendment) Act 1996Appendix 4 - Fraud Act 2006Appendix 5 - Other Miscellaneous statutory materialsAppendix 6 - Fraud Protocol/ Relevant provisions of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005