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 _____________ ___ ____________.
The study of crime
To stop someone from doing something Ex. Some people say that more street lights can _____________ crime at night.
= do (something illegal)
Make smaller/less Ex. There has been a _____________ in violent crime.
A connection between two ideas. Ex. Some studies have found a _____________ between watching violent media and crime. (Note this is not a 'cause')
When a criminal starts doing illegal things again, even after he or she has been punished. Ex. Education programs in prisons can cut _____________.
= put in prison. Ex. Many people have been _________ for drug use.
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 _____________.
= Murder Ex. There was a case of double _____________.
A serious crime that is usually punished by more than 12 months in prison. Ex. Murder is a _____________.
When something is different, especially in a bad way, from what is considered normal Ex. _____________ is often a popular topic in sociology classes.
Crime committed in public; i.e. visible
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.
Differences between people's wealth, power, etc.
Ex. He was _____________ of murder. (= the judge found him guilty)
Ex. He was _____________ to life in prison. (= the judge told him his punishment)
Ex. He _____________ to murder. (= he said/admitted that he did the crime)
Ex. There was a lot of _____________ at the crime scene. (= information from a crime scene that shows what happened or who is guilty/innocent.
Ex. He was _____________ for murder. (= taken by the police and put in jail for a crime)