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Tav Crim

General Criminology Vocabulary

TermDefinition
accessory anyone who knows about a crime or who conceals evidence of a crime
larceny the illegal theft or stealing of another person's property
libel publishing written or drawn material meant to harm someone's reputation
subpoena a legal order requiring an individual to appear in court
witness anyone who testifies before a court
forgery false writing or changing something written with intent to defraud
jury a group of citizens selected to hear evidence in court
assault an attempt or threat to physically harm a person
burglary breaking into someone's home with the intent to commit a crime
slander saying false things about a person in public
arraignment when someone accused of a crime is brought to court to hear the charges and to plead guilty or not guilty
verdict a jury's decision
misdemeanor a less serious crime
robbery taking another person's personal property by use or threat of violence
ordinance a written law for a town or city
negligence failure to use reasonable care
fraud a dishonest act intended to deprive another person of his rights or property
embezzlement stealing personal property that the owner has entrusted someone to care for
conspiracy when two or more people agree to commit an illegal act
arson deliberately burning or having a house or building burned
Created by: dtavernier