Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

One of seven optional Units towards your BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law.

In this unit a range of property offences are investigated, together with some defences and their effects. The first group of offences relate to theft, robbery (effectively theft with violence) and burglary (which involves theft or other offences in a building). The detailed definitions of these offences given in the Theft Act 1968 are considered.

The second group of offences relate to fraud under the Fraud Act 2006. This limited range concentrates on offences that have been brought into the new 2006 Act. Also considered are those offences under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. The distinction between basic criminal damage and criminal damage with intent to endanger life is examined. Arson is also examined.

Learners will also investigate police powers regarding the searching of people and premises. This covers regulations regarding the stop and search of people and the entry into premises, both with and without a warrant. Learners will also consider the consequences of unlawful entry and searches.

The underlying principles of criminal law such as actus reus, mens rea and causation contained in the unit Aspects of Legal Liability are assumed to be understood. Therefore, that unit should be completed prior to commencement of this unit.


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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)