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UNIT 3 ASSIGN Sondra Stark Unit 3 Assignment Business Law I MT311-07 Kaplan University April 7, 2010
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UNIT 3 ASSIGN In this case study, we are presented with three similar instances in which Sarah takes Makoto’s laptop unlawfully. I am going to discuss what crime what committed in each instance and the difference between them. In the first instance, Sarah see the laptop and simply takes it home, saying she bought it. This is considered larceny because there was no force used to obtain the property. In the second instance, Sarah holds Makato at gunpoint until he gives her the laptop, and she runs off. This is classified as robbery and perhaps even aggravated robbery because there was force of fear used to obtain the property. Robbery is considered a violent crime. The final instance shows Sarah breaking into Makato’s house, and leaving with the laptop. This is defined as burglary because burglary can also be defined as breaking and entering (Fundamentals of Business Law Part I pg.
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Unformatted text preview: 128). The biggest difference in the three is that robbery is considered a violent crime, and forceful means were used to steal the property. All three crimes do have one thing in common and that is they all revolve around theft. Also, all three have several things taken into account when the alleged suspect is tried. The value of what was stolen, the means by which it was stolen, and the level of pain and suffering to the victim are all considered in each of the three crimes. In closing, at first glance, these three crimes seem to be all the same. They all seem to circle around theft. However, given the three different circumstances in which the theft took place, there are different terminologies and laws used. UNIT 3 ASSIGN REFERENCES Miller, R., & Jentz, G. (2009) Fundamentals of Business Law Part I. Pages 127-128....
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