1.Select ONE Crime Against Property (ie. Burglary, Arson, Larceny,
Embezzlement, Fraud, Robbery, etc.)
2.Research a state and its statute concerning a Crime against Property
and explain the elements needed to prove the case. (See Legal Research Link or
the Webliography area)
3.Research the historical common law for that crime and explain the elements.
4.Based on your research, compare the state criminal statute with the
historical common law to see how the elements of the crime have evolved.
5.Write a short essay, at least 1,250 words or five typewritten or
computer-generated pages, describing the elements of the current state statute,
the elements of the historical common law, and comparing the elements and how
they have changed. Discuss possible reasons for the changes in the elements,
how the interaction of criminal justice agencies and the law may have
contributed to these changes, and suggest new changes in the statute, based on
society’s needs today.
your essays must include:
1.A Title Page
2.Abstract that summarizes the essay
4.Description of the elements of the crime under historical common law
5.Description of the elements of the current state statute for that crime
6.Compare how the elements of the crime have changed from the historical
common law to the current state statute
7.Discuss possible reasons for the changes
8.Suggest new changes in the statute, based on society’s needs today
9.In Text Citations and Reference page, using APA style
You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the
concepts used in criminal law. You must write using APA format for all source
citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.