The Four Elements Of Larceny: Theft

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Larceny is simply another word for theft. According to Schmalleger & Hall (2014), larceny is defined as “the trespassing or wrongful taking and carrying away (asportation) of the personal property of another with intent to steal (p. 269). The four elements of larceny go as followed: trespassory taking, and carrying away, of the personal property of another, with intent to steal. Trespassory taking involves a person taking property not belonging to them without the permission of the actual owner(s). The next element of larceny is carrying away, which entails that the items stolen have been physically moved away from where they belong by the criminal in question. Next is element is personal property of another. This element requires that the

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