A crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the law.
Maybe these words sound negative and terrified to hear about but by learning from them, you will absolutely know and confident when someone will ask you the meaning of one of these words.
The main reason for this blog is to help all the learners who are willing to learn the English language, especially the beginners. The following words are usually be heard at the media and law-related matters. Enjoy learning!
abduction – the action or an instance of forcibly taking someone away against their will.
arson – the crime of intentionally starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, especially a building.
assassination – the action of assassinating someone.
assault – a violent physical or verbal attack.
bigamy – the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another.
blackmail – the action, treated as a criminal offense, of demanding money from a person in return for not revealing compromising or injurious information about that person.
bombing – an attack or attacks on a place or area using bombs, or the activity of attacking in this way.
bribery – the act of giving someone money or something else of value, often illegally, to persuade that person to do something you want.
burglary – entry into a building illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft.
child abuse – physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
corruption – dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers).
cybercrime – criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet.
domestic violence – violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
drunk driving – the act of driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol.
embezzlement – the act of withholding assets for the purpose of conversion (theft) of such assets, by one or more persons to whom the assets were entrusted, either to be held or to be used for specific purposes.
espionage – the discovering of secrets, especially political or military information of another country or the industrial information of a business
forgery – an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc., or the crime of making such copies.
fraud – the crime of obtaining money or property by deceiving people.
genocide – the intentional killing of all of the people of a nation, religion, or racial group.
hijacking – to stop and steal or steal from a moving vehicle.
hit and run – is one in which the driver who caused the accident drives away without helping the other people involved and without telling the police
hooliganism – violent or rowdy behavior by young troublemakers, typically in a gang.
identity theft – the illegal use of another person’s personal details, for example in order to steal money from their bank account
kidnapping – take (someone) away illegally by force, typically to obtain a ransom.
libel – a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation.
lynching – kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial.
manslaughter – the crime of killing someone unintentionally or without having planned to do it.
mugging – an act of attacking and robbing someone in a public place.
murder – the crime of intentionally killing a person.
perjury – the crime of telling a lie in court after promising formally to tell the truth.
pickpocketing – steal from the pockets of (someone).
pilfering – stealing things of little value or in small amounts.
rape – to force someone to have sex when he or she is unwilling.
riot – a noisy and violent public gathering.
robbery – the crime of stealing from somewhere or someone.
shoplifting – the illegal act of taking goods from a shop without paying for them.
slander – a false, spoken statement about someone which damages that person’s reputation, or the making of such a statement.
smuggling – move (goods) illegally into or out of a country.
terrorism – the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
theft – the action or crime of stealing.
trafficking – the act of buying or selling goods illegally; the act of buying or selling people, or of making money from work they are forced to do, such as sex work.
treason – the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
trespassing – enter the owner’s land or property without permission.
vandalism – action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.
voyeurism – the practice of gaining sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.
Today, there is a lot of acts of violence in the world. Most of them are made intentionally.
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