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Miscellaneous criminals

abductor

noun

someone who abducts someone

accessory

noun

someone who helps a criminal, for example by hiding them from the police. An accessory before the fact helps before the crime. An accessory after the fact helps after the crime

arsonist

noun

someone who deliberately starts fires, especially in buildings

child molester

noun

someone who hurts a child by touching them in a sexual way or forcing them to do sexual acts

con artist

noun

someone who lies in order to make people give him money

conman

noun

a man who tricks other people, especially in order to get their money

con woman

noun

a woman who tricks other people, especially in order to get their money

drug baron

noun

a drug lord

drug lord

noun

a powerful person in an organization that deals in illegal drugs

fence

noun

someone who buys and sells stolen property

firebug

noun

someone who deliberately starts fires

flasher

noun

a man who commits the crime of showing his sex organs in public in order to frighten or upset someone

forger

noun

a criminal who makes copies of valuable documents or works of art, and sells the copies illegally to people who think they are original. Someone who copies money is called a counterfeiter.

fraudster

noun

someone who commits the crime of fraud

front man

noun

someone whose job is to hide an illegal or secret activity for another person or organization

fugitive

noun

someone who has done something illegal and is trying to avoid being caught by the police

gunman

noun

someone who uses a gun when fighting or committing a crime

gunrunner

noun

someone who takes guns into a country secretly and illegally

hood

noun

a hoodlum

hoodlum

noun

a young person who shows no respect for the law

hoodlum

noun

a criminal, especially a violent one

hooligan

noun

someone who is noisy or violent in public places

intruder

noun

someone who enters a place where they are not allowed to go, especially to commit a crime

Mr. Big

a man who is very important and powerful. This is often used humorously about a criminal leader.

mug

noun

a criminal who is violent and often not very clever

mule

noun

someone who is paid to bring illegal drugs into a country by hiding them on or in their body

pirate

noun

someone who illegally makes and sells copies of computer programs, books, videos, or CDs

poacher

noun

someone who illegally catches or kills animals, birds, or fish on someone else’s property

prowler

noun

someone who goes around quietly and secretly looking for an opportunity to commit a crime, especially at night

racketeer

noun

someone who makes money from illegal activities

rapist

noun

someone who forces someone else to have sex with them

rough

noun

someone who is violent and commits crimes

runner

noun

someone who carries drugs or weapons illegally from one place to another

scofflaw

noun

someone who does not obey laws

sex offender

noun

someone who has committed a crime involving sex

smuggler

noun

someone who secretly and illegally takes goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money

sociopath

noun

someone whose personality makes them behave in ways that are dangerous to other people

stalker

noun

someone who develops an extremely strong interest in another person and follows and watches them all the time in a threatening way

thug

noun

a man who is violent, especially a criminal

tough

noun

a violent man, especially a violent criminal

trust

noun

a group of people or companies that work together to illegally control prices and limit competition in an industry

vandal

noun

someone who deliberately damages property

villain

noun

an evil person, or a criminal

abuser

noun

blackmailer

noun

black marketeer

noun

bootlegger

noun

hijacker

noun

kidnapper

noun

perjurer

noun

slanderer

noun

trespasser

noun

war criminal

noun

tax/fare etc. dodger

someone who illegally avoids paying something such as a tax or a rail or bus fare

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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