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Ecclesiastical crime

An ecclesiastical crime is a crime related to the clergy where the crime is against canon law. Compare civil law. The crime of Simony is the ecclesiastical crime of paying for offices or positions in the hierarchy of a church. The crimes of Schis ...

                                               

Evil

Evil, in a general sense, is the opposite or absence of good. It can be an extremely broad concept, although in everyday usage is often used more narrowly to denote profound wickedness. It is generally seen as taking multiple possible forms, such ...

                                               

Facial composite

A facial composite is a graphical representation of one or more eyewitnesses memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist. Facial composites are used mainly by police in their investigation of crimes. These images are used to reconstruct t ...

                                               

False lien

A false lien is document that purports to describe a lien, but which has no legal basis, or which is based upon false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations. The filing of false liens has been used as a tool of harassment in "pa ...

                                               

Fear of crime

The fear of crime refers to the fear of being a victim of crime as opposed to the actual probability of being a victim of crime. The fear of crime, along with fear of the streets and the fear of youth, is said to have been in Western culture for ...

                                               

Fingersmith (slang)

Fingersmith or finger-smith is slang for a midwife or pickpocket. Used in a 1977 short story, "The Hitchhiker" by Roald Dahl and as the title of Sarah Waterss 2002 novel: "Fingersmith".

                                               

Fire marshal

A fire marshal or fire commissioner, in the United States and Canada, is often a member of a state, provincial or territorial government, but may be part of a building department or a separate department altogether. Fire marshals duties vary but ...

                                               

Forgery

Forgery is a white-collar crime that generally refers to the false making or material alteration of a legal instrument with the specific intent to defraud anyone. Tampering with a certain legal instrument may be forbidden by law in some jurisdict ...

                                               

Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse

A play on Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it refers to types of criminals who use the internet to facilitate crime and consequently jeopardize the rights of honest internet users. There does not appear to be an exact definition for who the Horse ...

                                               

Gang

A gang is a group or society of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, ...

                                               

Gang population

Los Angeles has held the nickname "gang capital America" since 1930 because approximately 120.000 gang members reside in the city, and tens of thousands more in surrounding Los Angeles County.

                                               

Gene theft

In bioethics and law, gene theft or DNA theft is the act of acquiring the genetic material of another individual, usually from public places, without his or her permission. The DNA may be harvested from a wide variety of common objects such as di ...

                                               

Grade (crime)

The grade of a crime is its ranking or classification by its degree or seriousness or severity. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor, which is more serious than an infraction. A first degree felony is more serious than a second degree felo ...

                                               

Gun violence

Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun. Gun-related violence may or may not be considered criminal. Criminal violence includes homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and suicide, or attempted suicide, depending on juris ...

                                               

Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Archive is a nonprofit research group with accompanying website and social media delivery platforms which catalogs every incident of gun violence in the United States. It was founded in 2013 by Michael Klein and Mark Bryant. Klein is ...

                                               

Tamar Nais Hodel

Tamar Nais Hodel daughter to Dr. George Hodel, was sexually abused and raped for many years by her father who is widely known for his involvement in the Black Dahlia murder case. She would then go to trial, juvenile detention, and endure sexual a ...

                                               

Illegal sports

An illegal sport is any sport that is illegal in one or more jurisdictions due to the violent or dangerous nature of the sport. Well-known illegal sports, such as cockfighting and dogfighting, are barred on the basis of animal abuse. Illegal spor ...

                                               

Illegalism

Illegalism is a tendency of anarchism that developed primarily in France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland during the early 1900s as an outgrowth of individualist anarchism. Illegalists embrace criminality either openly or secretly as a lifestyle. ...

                                               

Immigration and crime

Immigration and crime refers to perceived or actual relationships between crime and immigration. The academic literature provides mixed findings for the relationship between immigration and crime worldwide, but finds for the United States that im ...

                                               

Incident book

An incident book is a book used for recording injuries, crimes, and other incidents; they are included in British police boxes, hospitals, and other locations in which an incident is to be reported or treated.

                                               

Individual reclamation

Individual reclamation is a form of direct action, characterized by the individual theft of resources from the rich by the poor. Individual reclamation gained popular attention in the early 20th century as a result of the exploits of anarchists a ...

                                               

Intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is domestic violence by a current or former spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. IPV can take a number of forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic and sexual ab ...

                                               

Justice Network

Justice Network is an American digital multicast television network that is operated by Justice Network, LLC, a limited liability company, which is owned by Tegna Inc. The network specializes in true crime, investigation and forensic science docu ...

                                               

Juvenile delinquency

Juvenile delinquency, also known juvenile offending ", is the act of participating in unlawful behavior as minors. Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles, such as juvenile detention centers and courts, with it ...

                                               

Lonely hearts killer

A lonely hearts killer is a criminal who commits murder by contacting a victim who has either posted advertisements to or answered advertisements via newspaper classified ads and personal or lonely hearts ads.

                                               

Lookout

A lookout or look-out is a person in charge of the observation of hazards. The term originally comes from a naval background, where lookouts would watch for other ships, land, and various dangers. The term has now passed into wider parlance.

                                               

Lovers' lane

A lovers lane is a secluded area where people kiss, make out, or engage in sexual activity. These areas range from parking lots in secluded rural areas to places with extraordinary views of a cityscape or other feature. "Lovers lanes" are typical ...

                                               

Malice aforethought

Malice aforethought is the "premeditation" or "predetermination" required as an element of some crimes in some jurisdictions and a unique element for first-degree or aggravated murder in a few. Insofar as the term is still in use, it has a techni ...

                                               

Maria Duval scam

The Maria Duval Psychic Scam is one of the most successful mail scams in history, having defrauded millions of people out of at least 0 million over twenty years. Targeting sick and elderly people through a combination of personalized letters and ...

                                               

Midnight basketball

Midnight basketball is an initiative which developed in the 1990s to curb inner-city crime in the United States by keeping urban youth off the streets and engaging them with alternatives to drugs and crime. It was founded by G. Van Standifer in t ...

                                               

Mischief Night

Mischief Night is an informal holiday on which children and teenagers engage in pranks and vandalism. It is known by a variety of names including Devils Night, Gate Night, Goosey Night, Moving Night, Cabbage Night and Mat Night.

                                               

National Crime Scene Cleanup Association

The National Crime Scene Cleanup Association is an American company, that is owned by Prestige Worldwide Group, that provides crime scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup, trauma cleanup, unattended death cleanup, as well as various types of remediation ...

                                               

No-go area

A no-go area or a no-go zone is an area in a town or region that is barricaded off to civil or military authorities by a force such as a paramilitary, or an area that is barred to certain individuals or groups. The term has also been used to refe ...

                                               

Online Abuse Prevention Initiative

The OAPI was founded in 2015 by Randi Lee Harper, with Crash Override Networks Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz stated as serving on the inaugural board of directors. In March 2015 Quinn announced a formal partnership between the two organizations.

                                               

Outline of domestic violence

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to domestic violence: Domestic violence – pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship, such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. I ...

                                               

Pin prick attack

A pin prick attack is a hypothetical assault on another person with a needle or syringe tainted with the blood of somebody carrying a blood-borne disease, such as HIV. Although there have been numerous cases of people being attacked with needles ...

                                               

Predicate crime

In the criminal law of the United States, a predicate crime or offense is a crime which is a component of a larger crime. The larger crime may be racketeering, money laundering, financing of terrorism, etc. For example, to violate the Racketeer I ...

                                               

Preemptive arrest

A preemptive arrest is one in which a person is arrested prior to committing a crime. Preemptive arrests are sometimes viewed with suspicion as being contrary to the principles of a democracy. This practice is distinct from an arrest on a charge ...

                                               

Psychopathy

Psychopathy is traditionally a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits. It is sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy. Different co ...

                                               

Public security

Public security is the function of governments which ensures the protection of citizens, persons in their territory, organizations, and institutions against threats to their well-being – and to the prosperity of their communities. To meet the inc ...

                                               

Race and crime

Race is one of the correlates of crime receiving attention in academic studies, government surveys, media coverage, and public concern. Research suggests that police practices, such as racial profiling, over-policing in areas populated by minorit ...

                                               

School violence

School violence encompasses physical violence, including student-on-student fighting and corporal punishment; psychological violence, including verbal abuse; sexual violence, including rape and sexual harassment; many forms of bullying, including ...

                                               

Seduction (crime)

Seduction, in criminal law, is the making of a false promise of marriage as a way of luring a previously chaste unmarried woman into having sex. In some jurisdictions, an element of the offense is that the woman be younger than a certain age; for ...

                                               

Sequential Intercept Model

The Sequential Intercept Model clarifies five points at which standard processing of crimes can be intervened with community-based actions, so that individuals with mental and psychiatric disorders would not have to further penetrate the criminal ...

                                               

Serial killer

A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. Whil ...

                                               

Slashing (crime)

Slashing is a crime intended to cause bodily harm to a victim. A slashing is typically performed with a knife or other type of bladed or sharp object.

                                               

Smash and grab

A smash and grab is a particular form of burglary that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise. T ...

                                               

Smuggling tunnel

Smuggling tunnels are secret passages used for the smuggling of goods and people. The term is also used where the tunnels are built in response to a siege.

                                               

Squatting

Squatting is the action of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land or a building, usually residential, that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use. Author Robert Neuwirth suggested in 2004 that there ...

                                               

Strain theory (sociology)

In sociology and criminology, strain theory states that social structures within society may pressure citizens to commit crime. Following on the work of Emile Durkheim, strain theories have been advanced by Robert King Merton, Albert K. Cohen, Ri ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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