What is crime?

  • (noun): An evil act not necessarily punishable by law.
    Example: "Crimes of the heart"
    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 restricted public safety resources ... to question, detain and arrest suspected illegal immigrants" with a focus on "such crimes as human trafficking, identity theft, methamphetamine distribution and terrorism." He rounded out his ...
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 ...
Johnny Torrio - Biography - Later Years
... 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 given great respect, as he was considered an "elder statesman" in the world of organized crime ... Once Luciano implemented the concept, the National Crime Syndicate was born ...
Employee Crime
... Two common types of employee crime exist embezzlement and sabotage ... of 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 ...
Gary Kleck - Criticism
... including Hemenway, respond that these estimates are difficult to reconcile with comparable crime statistics, are subject to a high degree of sampling error, and that "because ... 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 ...

More definitions of "crime":

  • (noun): (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act.
    Synonyms: law-breaking

Famous quotes containing the word crime:

    He took control of me for forty-five minutes. This time I’ll have control over him for the rest of his life. If he gets out fifteen years from now, I’ll know. I’ll check on him every three months through police computers. If he makes one mistake he’s going down again. I’ll make sure. I’m his worst enemy now.
    Elizabeth Wilson, U.S. crime victim. As quoted in People magazine, p. 88 (May 31, 1993)

    Each man’s private conscience ought to be a nice little self-registering thermometer: he ought to carry his moral code incorruptibly and explicitly within himself, and not care what the world thinks. The mass of human beings, however, are not made that way; and many people have been saved from crime or sin by the simple dislike of doing things they would not like to confess ...
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    Is it, in Heav’n, a crime to love too well?
    To bear too tender or too firm a heart,
    To act a lover’s or a Roman’s part?
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)