Stealing and “Dishonest Application” : defining the difference in Queensland

Hutchinson, Terry C. (1998) Stealing and “Dishonest Application” : defining the difference in Queensland. QUT Law Journal, 14, pp. 176-202.

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The 1st July 1997 heralded the implementation of a number of amendments to the Queensland Criminal Code including some intriguing changes affecting the principal property offences of stealing (section 398) and dishonest application (section 408C). This article discusses the impact of the changes. It examines the extent of the amendments and then aims to delineate the ambit of each offence drawing on some of the more recent judgments in the area. It concludes that the offences are moving closer together while retaining many of the complexities of proof experienced in the past.

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ID Code: 58660
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Stealing offences, Fraud
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2013 23:37
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 23:38

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