Robbery - Robbery Dr. Terry M. Mors 2006 I. Robbery A. Def...

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I. Robbery A. Def - The felonious taking of another's property, either directly from the person or in their presence, by force or the threat of force 1. Face to face encounter (Discuss the difference between robbery and burglary) 2. Threat of force is an element to the crime a. Use example of a fake gun (still treat of force) B. Firearms are the most frequently used weapon C. The vast majority of robberies are committed by males (91%) D. Weapon used 60%, no weapon 40% E. Most robberies do not result in injury 1. Victim's usually don't resist F. Stolen purses and wallets are usually discarded within minutes of a robbery G. Approximately 25% of robberies are solved H. Dollar loss on average is about $700 (relatively minor compared to other crimes)
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II. Robbery classifications A. Simple 1. No weapon is used (although may be implied) 2. Offender makes a demand, and the victim complies B. Strong armed (not a specific separate charge in Illinois) 1. Property is taken by force (necklace pulled from victim, purse snatching, etc)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course LEJA 212 taught by Professor Mors during the Fall '08 term at Western Illinois University.

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