What is crime?

  • (noun): (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act.
    Synonyms: law-breaking
    See also — Additional definitions below

Crime

Crime is the breaking of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Crimes may also result in cautions, rehabilitation or be unenforced. Individual human societies may each define crime and crimes differently, in different localities (state, local, international), at different time stages of the so-called "crime", from planning, disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared, incomplete, complete or future proclaimed after the "crime".

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Some articles on crime:

Tim Pawlenty - Governorship - Crime
... Crime in Minnesota was a high-profile political issue during Pawlenty's governorship ... When crime rates in Minneapolis spiked 16 percent from 2004 to 2005, city officials blamed Pawlenty for large cuts to state aid, which they said ... illegal immigrants" with a focus on "such crimes as human trafficking, identity theft, methamphetamine distribution and terrorism." He rounded out his ...
Gary Kleck - Criticism
... are difficult to reconcile with comparable crime statistics, are subject to a high degree of sampling error, and that "because of differences in ... Cook and Jens Ludwig, Cook and Ludwig quote the National Crime Victim Survey as finding 108,000 DGUs per year ... crime rate to the number of DGUs reported by Kleck and Kleck-like studies and concludes that their estimate of the DGUs is improbably high.An article ...
Employee Crime
... Two common types of employee crime exist embezzlement and sabotage ... employment have developed measures in an attempt to combat and prevent employee crime ... Not only do these methods help prevent employee crime, but they protect the company from punishment and/or lawsuits for negligent hiring ...
Johnny Torrio - Biography - Later Years
... At that time, he suggested to top New York City-based crime lords such as Lucky Luciano that they create one crime syndicate encompassing all the smaller gangs that were ... he was considered an "elder statesman" in the world of organized crime ... Once Luciano implemented the concept, the National Crime Syndicate was born ...
Epping Forest - Crime
... The bodies of Susan Blatchford (eleven years old), and Gary Hanlon (twelve years old), were discovered in a copse on Lippitts Hill, after they went missing from their homes in Enfield, north London, in March 1970 ... Thirty years later, Ronald Jebson, already serving a life sentence for the 1974 murder of eight year old Rosemary Papper, confessed to the murders ...

More definitions of "crime":

  • (noun): An evil act not necessarily punishable by law.
    Example: "Crimes of the heart"

Famous quotes containing the word crime:

    Give a scientist a problem and he will probably provide a solution; historians and sociologists, by contrast, can offer only opinions. Ask a dozen chemists the composition of an organic compound such as methane, and within a short time all twelve will have come up with the same solution of CH4. Ask, however, a dozen economists or sociologists to provide policies to reduce unemployment or the level of crime and twelve widely differing opinions are likely to be offered.
    Derek Gjertsen, British scientist, author. Science and Philosophy: Past and Present, ch. 3, Penguin (1989)

    There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely, Mr. Kaplan? First you’re the outraged Madison Avenue man who claims he’s been mistaken for someone else. Then you play the fugitive from justice, supposedly trying to clear his name of a crime he knows he didn’t commit. And now you play the peevish lover stung by jealously and betrayal. It seems to me you fellows could stand a little less training from the FBI and a little more from the Actors Studio.
    Ernest Lehman (b.1920)