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IELTS vocabulary: Crime and punishment
Terms in this set (68)
The action or an instance of forcibly taking someone away against their
The crime of deliberately setting fire to property.
A violent attack.
The crime of illegally entering a building and stealing
Physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of
Importing illegal drugs.
The limiting of someone's freedom without the authority or right to do so.
The crime of cheating somebody in order to get money or goods
The action of secretly finding a way of looking at and/or changing information on somebody else's computer system without
The taking control of a public transport vehicle, such as an airliner or train to use the people aboard as hostages.
The killing of a person that was planned beforehand.
Killing another person without intending to do so..
The murder of a father.
The painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease.
The act of illegally importing or exporting goods.
White collar crime
Non-violent crime committed by individuals or corporations to obtain a personal or business advantage.
Stealing things from people`s pockets, especially in a crowd.
The act of stealing goods from a store.
A violation of traffic regulations, such as breaking the speed limit.
Deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property.
A teenager who commits a serious crime or repeatedly breaks the law.
Death penalty/capital punishment
Putting a condemned person to
A suspended sentence
Punishment temporary or permanently not
The loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing.
A sum of money to be paid to the state by a convicted person as punishment for an offense.
A sentence which requires an offender to stay at home except for certain functions the court permits.
To suspend a license
To withhold a person's right to use their driving license for a period of time.
A sentence which is not done in prison.
A sentence requiring the offender to perform a certain amount of unpaid labor in the community.
A form of punishment in which children are made to stay at school for a short time after classes have ended.
The physical punishment of people, especially of children, by hitting them.
A public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law.
A group of people sworn to abide by the laws to determine the truth.
Behaviour or treatment that is fair and morally
The court process to determine whether someone committed a criminal act.
The place where the trial is held.
A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law.
A government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state.
Someone who saw the crime being committed and can provide some information.
Facts or physical signs that help to prove something.
Evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge.
Having done something illegal.
A decision that is made by a jury in court, stating if somebody is considered guilty of a crime or
A burglar alarm
A warning device that is tripped off by the occurrence of a burglary.
A print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations.
To force (someone) to have sex against their
Someone who forces another to have sexual
Murder of a public figure by surprise attack.
The crime of making someone do something by threatening to tell people embarrassing secrets about
The crime of giving money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or
Something that stops people doing something because they are afraid of what will happen if they do.
The act of taking apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces.
Someone who commits the crime of fraud.
Someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim.
Assault with intent to rob.
To ronounce not guilty of criminal charges.
To break in
To get into a building or car using force, usually to steal
To make an official accusation of committing a crime towards someone.
To take somebody to court
To take legal action against somebody.
Made less severe or intense.
To ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or
A state of being confined (usually for a short
A building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation.
An official notice that you are given to by a police officer when you were driving too fast.
A criminal who illegally sets fire to property.
Someone who has committed a crime.
To make one's point
To put across a proposition clearly and
To make a legal claim against someone, usually to get money from them because they have done something bad to you.
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