In Chapter 2 of your textbook, under the heading, THE ELEMENTS OF A CRIME, it is stated: “In general, for an act to be a crime in the United States criminal justice system, 4 elements must be present.”(see textbook, p. 29)
In this Discussion Question (DQ) assignment: Read the following Chapter 7 information and fact pattern(s); then answer the questions that follow.
EMBEZZLEMENT / or LARCENY-THEFT (e. g., grand larceny, petit larceny, larceny by trick): see textbook pp. 159-169; note the listed elements of these crimes.
- Xavier, a friend of Yancey, requests, and is loaned Yancey’s car for a personal errand. Xavier subsequently decides to appropriate the vehicle. Xavier had formed the intent to steal Yancey’s vehicle when he originally asked for to use it.
DQ: (a) Based on the facts and, (b) based on the elements of embezzlement and/or larceny, can Xavier be convicted of embezzlement or larceny-theft of the vehicle? Why or Why Not? Explain
- Xavier, is the owner of Midtown Jewelers. Xavier gives Yancey, a minor employee, a watch to deliver to Zelda, owner of Zelda’s Jewelers. Yancey decides to abscond with the watch before reaching Zelda’s.
DQ: (a) Based on the facts and, (b) based on the elements of embezzlement and/or larceny, can Xavier be convicted of embezzlement or larceny-theft of the watch? Why or Why Not? Explain
Explain your answers to these two hypotheticals, meeting a 250-word minimum word count.
(Make sure that your post includes your reasoning for your decision. Explain which facts helped you to reach your conclusion and how they influenced your choice of one over the other.