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Transcript of Crime vocabulary
Arson - the crime of starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, especially a building.
Arsonist – a person who starts fires to damage or destroy something
Burglary (noun) – the crime of stealing from a building.
Burglar – a person who steals from a building.
Manslaughter (noun) - the crime of killing a person by someone who did not intend to do it or who cannot be responsible for their actions.
Murder (noun) – the crime of killing someone.
Murderer – a person who kills.
Bank robbery (noun) – the crime of stealing money from a bank.
Bank robber – the person who steals from a bank.
Mugging (noun) – an act of attacking someone and stealing their money.
Mugger – the person who attacks someone to steal their money.
Shoplifting (noun) – taking something from a shop without paying for it.
Shoplifter – a person who steals from shops.
Smuggling (noun) - the act of taking things or people to or from a place secretly and illegally.
Smuggler – the person who takes things or people to or from a place secretly and illegally.
Pickpocketing (noun) – the act of stealing things out of pockets or bags secretly.
Pickpocket - a person who steals things out of pockets or bags secretly.
Taking a person to a secret location using force
physical assault that occur within the home
Lying or cheating for business or monetary purposes
Damaging public or private property (for example with spray paint)
White Collar Crime
Breaking the law in business
Driving beyond the speed limit
Traffic Ticket: leaves marks on driving record/involves paying a fine.
License Suspension: driving rights are removed for a certain period of time.
House Arrest: remain in one's home for a certain period of time.
Community Service: do volunteer work such as teaching children about crime or cleaning up garbage.
Jail Time: spend a certain amount of months or years locked away from society
Life in Prison: spend the rest of one's life in prison with no chance of going back into society
Injuring a child on purpose
Trading illegal drugs
Acts of crime against a group (political/religious) or another country
Holding people in transit hostage (usually on a plane)
trying to kill someone (but failing)
To violently attack a person sexually.