Domestic Burglary

Mike Maguire, Trevor Bennett, Richard Wright

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    ‘Burglary’ in its modern guise in England and Wales is an offence defined under section 9 of the Theft Act 1968, which brought together under one umbrella the ancient offence of burglary (which referred only to forced entry into a dwelling by night with intent to commit a felony) with a variety of other offences which had accumulated over time, including house-breaking (which included entry in daylight), breaking into other kinds of building (shop-breaking, factory-breaking and so on) and non-forced entry into all kinds of building with intent to commit any of a number of named crimes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook on Crime
    EditorsFiona Brookman, Mike Maguire, Harriet Pierpoint, Trevor Bennett
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010


    • burglary
    • domestic
    • law
    • prevention


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