Crime and Punishment

Crime
an action or omission which constitutes an offence that is punishible by law.
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Deviance
differing from a norm ot from the accepted standards of a society. one that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behaviour and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.
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Law
the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
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Bylaw
law which is made by a local authority and which applies only in their area.
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Parliamentary Law
rules of deliberative bodies by which their procedure is regulated. Also known as rules of order, parliamentary procedure, or rules of procedures for meetings.
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Non-indictable offence
offence that can only be tried in the Magistrates court.
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Indictable offence
offence that can be tried in the Crown court.
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Social reasons for crimes
effects of society/people, peers, friends on your views
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Psychological reasons for crimes
emotional/mental state/ how you feel
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Environmental reasons for crimes
living environment around your area and living place and conditions where you were brought up/ how you grew up.
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Evil
the opposite of good; a force or the personification of a negative power that is seen by many as destructive and against God.
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Secular
not connected with religious or spiritual matters.
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Hate Crimes
crimes often including violence, that are usually targeted at a person because of their race, religion, sexuality, disability or gender.
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Theft
the action or crime of stealing.
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Murder
the unlawful premeditated killing of one person to another.
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Retribution
revenge; people deserve to take revenge on the criminal
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Reformation
a punishment to change the criminal so they can learn to be a good person
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Deterrance
a punishment to put people off committing crimes; to teach them a lesson
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Prison
a secure building where prisoners are kept for a period of time set by a judge.
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Corporal Punishment
punishment of an offender by causing them physical pain (now illegal in the UK).
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Community Service
a way of punishing offenders by making them do unpaid work in the community.
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Death Penalty (Capital Punishmment)
a form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for crimes committed.
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Sanctity of Life
all life is holy as it is created and loved by God; Christians believe human life should not be misused or abused.
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The principle of utility
philosophical idea that an action is right if it promotes maximum happiness for the maximum number of people affected by it.
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Punishment
something legally done to somebody as a result of being found guilty of breaking the law
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Forgiveness
showing mercy, and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong.
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differing from a norm ot from the accepted standards of a society. one that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behaviour and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.

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Deviance

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the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

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law which is made by a local authority and which applies only in their area.

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rules of deliberative bodies by which their procedure is regulated. Also known as rules of order, parliamentary procedure, or rules of procedures for meetings.

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