Burglary | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction / Criminal Law

Burglary is the crime of entering or remaining unlawfully in a structure with the intent to commit a crime therein.

At common law, a burglary was the breaking and entering of another person’s dwelling house at night with the intent to commit a felony therein.

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Last Modified: 07/17/2021


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