Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
a behavior that breaks the criminal law and is liable to public prosecution and punishment
That which one is tough on. It is to be understood that being 'tough on crime' primarily involves giving the police more powers and being crueller than normal to prisoners - as distinct from doing things that actually reduce crime or discourage re-offending.
An offense against society in violation of public law and punishable mainly by death, imprisonment, or fine.
An act or omission prohibited by criminal law. The acts are defined by each state, setting out a limited series of acts (crimes) which are prohibited and punishing the commission of these acts by a fine, imprisonment or some other form of punishment. In exceptional cases, an omission to act can constitute a crime, such as failing to give assistance to a person in peril or failing to report a case of child abuse.
An act in violation of the penal laws of a state or the United States. A positive or negative act in violation of penal law.
Conduct which is prohibited by statute and for which the actor may be sentenced to imprisonment, with or without a fine. (MN Statue 609.02 Definitions)
A wrongful act against society as identified by law; a wrong that is prosecuted by a public official and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or death.
A violation of the criminal code or laws.
If a person fails to act in accordance with the law, he or she has committed a crime. State and federal laws determine what constitutes a crime. Minor offenses are referred to as misdemeanors and major offenses are referred to as felonies.
A choice regarded by society as so unacceptable and destructive as to be punishable by law if exercised.
Activities which are prohibited for the protection of society as a whole, or a section of society.
human conduct in violation of the criminal laws of a state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction which has the power to make such laws.
A behavior that is has been defined by law as deserving of punishment.
an act or failure to act in violation of a law.
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
an evil act not necessarily punishable by law; "crimes of the heart"
a behavior that can be punished by fine, imprisonment or both
a breach of some law resulting in the wrongdoer suffering some sanction or penalty, by prosecution of some government body or agency
a capital offense if the statute makes it potentially punishable by death, even if the prosecutor has agreed not to seek the death penalty
a conscious act
a criminal act
a description of a criminal situation with all the necessary data, which must then be investigated and brought to trial so that in the end the criminal can be send to prison
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a federal offense for the FBI only when the Director deems it such
a felony if it is designated by law as a felony
a felony if it is so designated in any statue of Oregon or if a person convicted under a statue of this state may be sentenced to a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year, (ORS
a felony if it is so designated in this Code or if persons convicted thereof may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term which is in excess of one year
a felony if the maximum term of imprisonment may be more than one year
a felony if the possible punishment may exceed one year in prison
a grave wrong as defined by the laws passed by the parliament
a misdemeanor if it is so designated in the Code or in a statute enacted after the Code or if it is defined in another statute which sets the maximum term of imprisonment at exactly one year
a misdemeanor if it is so designated in this Code or in a statute other than this Code enacted subsequent thereto, or if it is defined in a statute other than this Code which provides for a term of imprisonment the maximum of which is one year
a misdemeanor if the possible punishment does not exceed ninety days in jail
a misdemeanor if the possible punishment does not exceed one year in the county jail
a moral issue, not one of natural ability
an act committed against the State, and can only be prosecuted by the State
an act forbidden and made punishable by law (Donald Taft)
an act forbidden by law, and which may be punished upon conviction by, among other things, imprisonment or a fine
an act in violation of some existing prohibitory statute and the common morality of the country
an action such that if too many people did it, it would break up society
an action that breaks the criminal statutes or ordinances of a city, state or nation
an action which is against the law or ignoring an action which is required by law
an act or omission defined by law and for which, upon conviction, a sentence of death, imprisonment or fine, or both imprisonment and fine, is authorized or, in the case of a traffic infraction, a fine is authorized
an act or omission forbidden by law and punishable upon conviction by death, imprisonment, fine or other penal discipline
an act or omission in violation of public law which commands or forbids that act or omission
an act or omission to act which is a breach of a duty owed to the state
an act or omission which the law punishes on behalf of the state, whether because that act or omission is expressly forbidden by statute, or because it is so injurious to the public as to require punishment on the ground of public policy
an act prohibited by law and punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both
an act specifically prohibited by law, or failure to perform an act specifically required by law, for which punishment is prescribed
an act that violates a law of a government, nation-state, or jurisdiction, for which there is no successful defense
an act that violates a political or moral law
an act which could be punishable by county jail and/or state prison
an act which the law, with appropriate penal sanctions, forbids
an act which violates a
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a negation of the moral order, he claimed, so punishment is required to negate the negation and thus reaffirm the right
an intentional rights violation by a moral agent
an intentional violation of the law committed without defense or excuse and penalized by the state
an offence against a public law
an offence for which a penalty is prescribed)
an offence that merits community condemnation and punishment, usually by way of fine or imprisonment
an offense against the public, and criminal law does not seek to compensate the victim
an offense against the public at large, and so the public can be arrested and punished by the government
an offense against the public at large, for which the state, as the representative of the public, will bring proceedings in the form of a criminal prosecution
an offense against the public at large for which the state, representing the people, brings proceedings in the form of a criminal prosecution
an offense against the state, a breach of public duty
an offense for which a sentence of imprisonment is authorized
an unlawful act which a guard can reprimand you for committing
a physical act by a moral agent that violates someone's rights
a positive or negative act in violation of treaties, statutes, and regulations pursuant to statutes
a public wrong, and, according to its nature, may or may not be a legal trespass or private wrong
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a specific act at a specific time involving specific individuals
a state offense if it violates the Texas Penal Code , which has been enacted by elected state representatives
a violation of a criminal law
a violation of a law, a violation of an abstract rule
a violation of a law created by the government
a violation of a law enacted by the Legislature to protect our basic rights
a violation of a public law, in the commision of which there is joint operation of act and intention, or criminal negligence
a violation of a specific criminal statute
a violation of a specific law (federal, state or local) that prohibits certain behaviors or activities
a violation of a statute of this state in which there is a joint operation of an act or omission to act and intention or criminal negligence
a wrong against society or the state and is punishable by incarceration or a fine
a wrong against the whole of society, while a tort is a wrong against an individual
a wrong committed by a person against a state or the federal government
a wrongdoing classified by the state or Congress as a felony or misdemeanor
a wrong punishable by the state compared with a wrong punishable by the wronged (using the mechanics of the state) eg breach of contract etc
a wrong which is prejudicial to public interest and offenders are prosecuted by the State for an offence which contravenes either the common law or a specific statute
An illegal act punishable upon conviction in a court.
Any act or omission prohibited by law.
An act forbidden by law and punishable by fine, probation, imprisonment or death.
Behaviour that violates criminal law and is punishable with fines, jail terms, and other sanctions.
An offense against the state punishable by fine, imprisonment, or death.
An act which violates the law (see Public offense).
action(s) that violate a law
Conduct declared unlawful by a legislative body and for which there is a punishment of a jail or prison term, a fine or both.
a violation of law which is an offense against the state and generally punishable by some form of penalty which could include prison or jail time. Crimes are defined as serious felonies or less serious misdemeanors. A violation of law which only has a monetary penalty is not a crime per se., but an infraction.
". . . an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it . . ."
Something you do, or don't do, that breaks a law. If you are found guilty, you can be punished by: death; jail or prison; fine; being removed from office; or being unable to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit.
The fight against drugs involves preventing the illegal possession and supply of drugs, as well as organised crime and drug-related criminality. (See Drugs: Drugs-related crime)
To effectively combat crime in the EU, Member States recognise four main principles: bringing Member States' laws closer together; coordinating proceedings; recognising other Member States' decisions; and upholding the rights of the individual. (See Enlargement, EU citizenship : Consular and diplomatic protection, Judicial-criminal: Victims rights, Police: Crime prevention network)
An act that violates the law of a State or endangers the public welfare. Activities are coordinated at EU level to fight crime, in particular organised crime, which operates across borders. (See general)
Conduct that violates the criminal statutes.
Type of behavior defined by law as deserving punishment, including imprisonment or fine or both, upon conviction. Crimes are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies.
An offense which is enumerated in any law governing conduct as a misdemeanor or a felony. (Note: infractions and violations are not crimes.)
An act committed or omitted in violation of a penal code provision forbidding or commanding it.
A positive or negative act in violation of penal Law; an offence against the State.
A breach of a rule of law, usually used to refer to a serious breach. Cf. offence.
The act of breaking the law.
A violation of criminal law. A wrong which the government has determined injurious to the public and prosecutable in a criminal proceeding. Crime is classified as treason, felony or misdemeanor.
A violation of societal rules of behaviour as interpreted and expressed by a criminal legal code created by people holding social and political power. Individuals who violate these rules are subject to sanctions by state authority, social stigma, and loss of status.
A crime is an act that violates a political, religious, or moral command that has been deemed important in protecting the interests of the State or the welfare of its citizens. Informal relationships and sanctions are thought to be insufficient for the creation and maintanence of a desired social order, resulting in formalized systems of social control by the government, or more broadly, the State, which is able to compel individuals to conform to behavioural norms and punish those that do not. A variety of mechanisms are employed to regulate behaviour, including rules codified into laws, policing people to ensure they comply with those laws, and other policies and practices designed to prevent crime.
Crime was an early US punk band from San Francisco. The band was formed in 1976 by Johnny Strike (voc., guit.), Frankie Fix (guit.), Ron "The Ripper" Greco (bass; ex-Chosen Few/Flamin' Groovies) and Ricky James (drums). Their debut, the self-financed double A-side, Hot Wire My Heart and Baby You're So repulsive, appeared at the end of 1976, and is possibly the first single released by a US punk act.