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Types of crime

capital crime

noun

a crime for which the punishment is death

capital offence

noun

a crime for which the punishment is death

computer crime

noun

illegal activities carried out using a computer, for example stealing people’s private information using the Internet

crime wave

noun

a sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a particular area

cybercrime

noun

crime committed using the Internet, for example stealing someone’s personal information or introducing harmful programs into someone’s computer

delinquency

noun

criminal or immoral behaviour, especially by young people

felony

noun

a serious crime such as murder or robbery

hate crime

noun

a crime that is done by someone because they hate the group that the victim (=person who is attacked) belongs to

inside job

noun

a crime committed by or with the help of someone who works within the organization where it happens

misdemeanor

the American spelling of misdemeanour

misdemeanour

noun

a crime that is not serious. This word is used in the US but not now in the UK

nuisance

noun

illegal behaviour that is annoying or offensive to other people

organized crime

noun

criminal activities that are carefully planned and controlled by a large powerful secret organization

petty crime

noun

a crime that is not very serious

street crime

noun

criminal activity that happens in a public place, usually in a town or city, for example stealing people’s personal possessions or drug dealing

juvenile delinquency

noun

a crime against humanity

a very serious crime that makes a lot of people suffer, often committed during a war

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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