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Crime Vocabulary Adv B RWG

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quality of life
How good or bad someone's life is, shown for example by whether or not one is happy, healthy, and able to do what they want Ex. People often want to reduce crime and increase their _____________ ___ ____________.
criminology
The study of crime
deter
To stop someone from doing something
Ex. Some people say that more street lights can _____________ crime at night.
commit
= do (something illegal)
reduction
Make smaller/less Ex. There has been a _____________ in violent crime.
correlation
A connection between two ideas. Ex. Some studies have found a _____________ between watching violent media and crime. (Note this is not a 'cause')
recidivism
When a criminal starts doing illegal things again, even after he or she has been punished. Ex. Education programs in prisons can cut _____________.
incarcerated
= put in prison. Ex. Many people have been _________ for drug use.
misdemeanor
A crime that is not very serious and is usually punished by less than 12 months in prison. Ex. Driving without a license is a _____________.
homicide
= Murder Ex. There was a case of double _____________.
felony
A serious crime that is usually punished by more than 12 months in prison.
Ex. Murder is a _____________.
deviance
When something is different, especially in a bad way, from what is considered normal
Ex. _____________ is often a popular topic in sociology classes.
street crime
Crime committed in public; i.e. visible
white-collar
Crime committed by a professional against a corporation, agency, or other business
Ex. _____________ criminals often get less severe punishments than people found guilty of street crimes.
social inequalities
Differences between people's wealth, power, etc.
convicted
Ex. He was _____________ of murder. (= the judge found him guilty)
sentenced
Ex. He was _____________ to life in prison. (= the judge told him his punishment)
confessed
Ex. He _____________ to murder. (= he said/admitted that he did the crime)
evidence
Ex. There was a lot of _____________ at the crime scene. (= information from a crime scene that shows what happened or who is guilty/innocent.
arrested
Ex. He was _____________ for murder. (= taken by the police and put in jail for a crime)
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