Key Terms and Concepts of Criminal Behaviour

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Crime ~ an act that breaks the law 

Zeitgeist ~ (meaning spirit of the time) fashions from previous periods of time.In the context of crime, meaning some things that were acceptable time ago aren't nowadays and vice versa. For instance, public smoking was banned in the UK in July 2007. Before this, people could smoke wherever they wanted.

Criminal personality ~ a collection of traits that make a person different from 'normal',

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