← 2.1 Crimes and Criminal Justice Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All crime An offense committed against the public good, or society. defendent A person who is accused of a crime. plaintiff The party that accuses a person of a crime. prosecutor The government official who brings the case against the defendent. felony A major crime. misdemeanor A less-serious crime. infraction A minor offense that is usually punishable with a fine and not with jail time.