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Lesson 1-5: Offences against Property: Theft with violence and Robbery

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 3-hour lesson, part of the Criminal Investigation Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
basic police training, theft, robbery

Summary

Four closely related offences represent aggravated forms of the basic offence of theft:

  1. Aggravated Theft (Article 135),
  2. Theft with Violence (Article 136),
  3. Robbery (Article 137) and
  4. Aggravated forms of Robbery and Theft with Violence (Article 138).

We have already looked at Aggravated Theft in the previous lesson: we must now consider the three more serious forms of violent theft. Those three offences may be seen as a crime against both property and the person.

Investigators should always consider all four offences when assessing any theft that involves the use of force or threats.

The goal of this lesson is to provide officers with an understanding those offences of theft involving the use of violence.

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Define and explain the elements of the offence of Theft with violence
  2. State and explain the elements of the offence of Robbery and demonstrate the difference from the offence of Theft with violence
  3. Identify the main elements of the Aggravated Forms of Robbery and Theft with Violence
  4. Apply the definitions of Robbery and Theft with Violence

Information

Added on
04 Dec 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
basic police training, theft, robbery
Rights
OSCE