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Kirkwood Bus Law I

Chapters 5-9

The act of forcefully and unlawfully taking personal property of any value from another. Force or intimidation is usually necessary for this to not be considered simply theft. Robbery
The unlawful entry or breaking into a building with the intent to commit a felony.(Some states expand this to include the intent to commit any crime.) Burglary
The wrongful taking and carrying away of another person's property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Can be classified as grand or petit, depending on property's value. Larceny
The intentional burning of another's building. Some statutes have expanded this to include any real property regardless of ownership and the destruction of property by other means - for example, by explosion. Arson
The fraudulent making or altering of any writing in a way that changes the legal rights and liabilities of another. Forgery
The fraudulent appropriation of funds or other property by a person to whom the funds or property has been entrusted. Embezzlement
The purchase or sale of securities on the basis of inside information (information that has not been made available to the public). Insider Trading
Engaging in financial transactions to conceal the identity, source, or destination of illegally gained funds. Money Laundering
A crime - such as arson, murder, rape, or robbery - that carries the most severe sanctions, ranging from one year in a state or federal prison to the death penalty. Felony
A lesser crime than a felony, punishable by a fine or incarceration in jail for up to one year. Misdemeanor
In criminal law, the least serious kind of criminal offense, such as traffic or building code violation. Petty Offense
Any wrongful act that is directed against computers and computer parts or that involves the wrongful use or abuse of computers or sofware. Computer Crime
A crime that occurs online, in the virtual community of the Internet, as opposed to in the physical world. Cyber Crime
Any misrepresentation knowingly made over the Internet with the intention of deceiving another and on which a reasonable person would and does rely to his or her detriment. Cyber Fraud
The theft of identity information, such as a person's name, driver's license number, or Social Security number. The information is then usually used to access the victim's financial resources. Identity Theft
The attempt to acquire financial data, passwords, or other personal information from consumers by sending e-mail messages that purport to be from a legitimate business, such as a bank or a credit-card company. Phishing
A variation of phishing that involves some form of voice communication. The consumer receives either an e-mail or a call from someone claiming to be from a legitimate business and asking for personal info; insted of e-mail, asked to respond by phone. Vishing
The crime of stalking committed in cyberspace through the use of the Internet, e-mail, or another form of electronic communication. Generally, involves harassing, putting person in reasonable fear for safety or safety of immediate family. Cyberstalking
Created by: Jellis


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