Law Relating to Theft

Law Relating to Theft


By (author) Charlotte Walsh, Edited by Edward Phillips, Edited by Paul Dobson

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  • Publisher: Routledge Cavendish
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 30mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1859412009
  • ISBN 13: 9781859412008
  • Sales rank: 1,985,855

Product description

This series of papers was presented at a conference held in 1992 to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of a first national Ombudsman under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967. The distinguished contributors present an intriguing picture of the Ombudsman in a number of contexts. Accessibility to the Parliamentary Commissioner is considered and there is an analysis of the arguments surrounding recent proposals for a so called Prison Ombudsman. A comparative dimension is introduced with an examination of the Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection. A significant element of the paper on the issue of competence to deal with the legality of administrative action. There is also an examination of the dynamics that continue to shape the Local Government Ombudsman remedy.

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Author information

Edward Phillips, LLB, BCL, has taught at the Universities of Malaya, Hull and Buckingham and is currently Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. Charlotte Walsh, MA (Oxon), PGCE, LLB, Associate Dean of Law at the University of Buckingham, iis Director of the LLB by part-time study programme. Paul Dobson, LLB, Barrister, is Visiting Professor at Anglia Polytechnic University and at the Greenwich University.

Table of contents

History and Preliminary Matters; Theft; Robbery; Burglary and Aggravated Burglary; Removal of Articles from Places open to the public; Taking conveyances without Authority and aggravated vehicle-taking; Abstracting of Electricity and theft from mails; Deception offences in the 1968 Act; The Theft Act 1978; False Accounting and other offences of fraud; Blackmail; Handling Stolen Property; Going Equipped for Burglary, Theft or Cheat.