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Miscellaneous crimes

agriterrorism

noun

crimes such as poisoning farm animals and crops for political aims

bigamy

noun

the crime of being married to more than one person at the same time

bioterrorism

noun

the crime of using biological or chemical weapons for political aims

blackmail

noun

the crime of making someone give you money or do what you want by threatening to tell people embarrassing information about them

child abuse

noun

bad treatment of a child by an adult, especially an adult in a position of trust or authority

conspiracy

noun

the legal offence of planning a serious crime

contempt

noun

contempt of court

contempt of court

noun

the crime of not doing what a judge in a court of law has ordered you to do

criminal negligence

noun

the crime of not doing something that would have prevented a serious accident

defamation

noun

the offence of writing or saying something bad about someone that is not true and makes people have a bad opinion of them

false imprisonment

noun

the crime of preventing someone from leaving a place when you have no legal right to do this

fraud

noun

the action of producing false documents or information in order to get what you want

high treason

noun

a crime against your country, for example the crime of trying to take control of the government or helping your country’s enemies

human trafficking

noun

the business of helping people to enter a country illegally and forcing them to work there for very little money because they have no rights

intent

noun

the intention to commit a crime or an offence

libel

noun

the illegal act of writing things about someone that are not true

mob rule

noun

a situation in which a crowd of people control a place illegally

perjury

noun

the crime of lying when you give evidence in a court of law

possession

noun

the crime of owning something illegal, for example drugs or weapons

public nuisance

noun

an activity that offends most of the people in a place, for example being noisy or showing offensive sexual behaviour

slander

noun

the crime of saying something about someone that is not true and is likely to damage their reputation

smuggling

noun

the practice of secretly and illegally taking goods or people into or out of a country, especially as a way of earning money

solicitation

noun

the crime of offering money or something else of value to someone in order to make them commit a crime

stalking

noun

the crime of following and watching someone in a threatening way

treason

noun

the crime of helping your country’s enemies or of trying to destroy your country’s government

vagrancy

noun

the crime of living on the street and asking people for money

recidivism

noun

breach of covenant

failure to do what you have agreed to do in a covenant

invasion of privacy

an occasion when someone finds out or uses information about your private life, especially illegally

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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