a. What are the required elements of arson? b. Tom breaks into a neighbors barn, sets off

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a. What are the required elements of arson?
b. Tom breaks into a neighbor’s barn, sets off 20 sticks of dynamite, and blows up the barn. The barn does not catch fire, but it is blown
to small bits and completely destroyed. Has Tom committed arson? Why?
c. Lois breaks into a house intending to steal cash and jewelry. She lights a match to locate a safe. She drops the match, it falls in a trash
can, and the house catches fire. Has Lois committed arson? Why?
d. Dai’s Diner is losing money and about to go out of business. Dai and Steve own the building where the diner is located. One evening
Dai sets the building on fire in order to collect the insurance on the building. Has Dai committed arson? Why?

Statute: Criminal Code Section 20-4-102, Arson A person who knowingly sets fire to, burns, causes to be burned, or by use of any explosive, damages or destroys, or causes to be damaged or destroyed, any property of another without his consent commits arson.

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