The actions of "trespass" and "trespass on the case" have been compared in the previous chapter. It now remains to consider the various classes of wrongs which are redressed under each remedy. The wrongs for which trespass is the proper remedy will be taken up in the three succeeding chapters. Trespass may be divided into three general classes; trespass against the person, trespass against real property, and trespass against personal property.

Trespass against the person includes the actions for assault and battery, false imprisonment, and perhaps seduction,1 and is considered in Chapter IV (Trespass Against The Person. Section 14. In General).

Trespass against real property, the basis of the old action of trespass quare clausum fregit, is taken up in Chapter V (Trespass To Real Property. Section 27. Trespass Quare Clausum Fregit).

Chapter VI (Custody Of Children. Section 50. Rights Of Parent To Custody Of Children) covers trespass against personal property in its two general forms of trespass which interferes with the possession of the property by its owner, and that which destroys or damages the property, without any assertion of the right of possession on the part of the wrong-doer.

1 There is some uncertainty as to whether the proper form of action for seduction should be trespass or trespass on the case.