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Crime

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Murder
killing someone by plan
shoplifting
stealing something from a store
burglary
breaking into a place to steal
robbery
stealing with ( the threat of) violence
smuggling
taking something illegally into another country
arson
setting fire to something in a criminal way
kidnapping
taking a person hostage in exchange for money
to commit
a crime or an offense : to do something illegal
to accuse
someone of a crime: to blame someone for a crime
to charge
someone with a crime: to bring someone to court
to plead guilty or not guilty
to swear in court that one is guilty or innocent
to defend/prosecute
someone in court: to argue for or against someone in a trial
to sentence
someone to a punishment: what the judge does after a guilty verdict.
to serve a sentence/ to serve time
to go through a time of imprisonment
to acquit
to decide in court that someone is not guilty
to fine
to punish someone by making them pay a sum of money
to be tried
to have a case judged in court
trial
a formal examination in a court of law to decide whether an accused person is guilty or not guilty
felony
a very serious crime, such as murder or robbery
misdemeanor
a crime that is less serious than a felony, such as vandalism
evidence
information presented during a trial
testimony
statements presented during a trial
jury
group of impartial citizens who decide whether the accused is guilty or not guilty
verdict
the decision: guilty or not guilty
judge
the person who leads a trial and decides on the sentence if there is one
terrorism
using violence, threats or fear, usually for political purposes
blackmail
threatening to reveal someone's secrets if a lot of money is not paid
drug trafficking
buys and sells illegal drugs
forgery
illegally copy documents, money, sign somebody names, etc. to cheat people
assault
attacking someone physically
pickpocketing
stealing wallets, money, etc. from people's pockets in crowded places
mugging
attacking someone with a plan to rob them, assault
lawyer
a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters.
detective
a person who investigates crimes and gathers information
witness
someone who sees an event and reports what happened
prision
a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial, persons sentenced after conviction, etc.
death penalty
The punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime
lethal injection
the act or instance of injecting a drug for purposes of capital punishment or euthanasia
probation
the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision
hijacking
The taking control of a public transport vehicle, such as an airliner or train to use the people aboard as hostages.
bribery
(n) the dishonest act of giving somebody money to persuade them to help you or to do something bad
rape
any form of sexual intercourse that takes place against a person's will
drunken driving
driving under the influence of alcohol
theft
a person who steals, especially secretly or without open force
rob
whereas a person or place is robbed
steal
an object is stolen
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