Crime and Punishment Key Terms

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  • Created on: 26-10-15 16:53
Crime: An offence...
that is punishable by law e.g. stealing
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Crime against a person: Wrongdoing that...
directly harms a person e.g. murder or assault
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Crime against property: damaging items that...
belong to somebody else e.g. vandalism
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Crime against state: an offence aimed..
at damging the government or country e.g. treason
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Religious offence: an offence...
against religion e.g. blasphemy
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Duty: a moral...
or legal obligation
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Responsibility: a duty to care for...
or having control over something or somone
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Conscience: the inner feeling...
you are doing right or wrong
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Punishment: something done to a person...
because they have broken the law
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Forgiveness: showing grace, mercy ...
and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong
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Repentance: being truly sorry and trying...
to change one's behaviour so as not to do the same again
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Young offender: a person under...
18 who has broken the law
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Imprisonment: when a person is...
put in jail for commiting a crime
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Prison reform: a movement that tries...
to ensuure offenders are treated humainly in prison
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Death penalty: capital punishment;
punishment where a prisoner is put to death for the crimes commited
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Community service: unpaid work that...
an offender performs for the benefit of the local community rather than going to prison
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Electronic tagging: an offender has to wear an...
electronic device which tracks their movement to ensure restrictions of movement are observed
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Fine: money paid as...
punishment for a crime or other offence
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Probation: an alternative to prison where...
an offender has to meet reguarly with a probation officer to ensure they do not re-offend
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Parole: when a prisoner is released without...
having to complete their sentence because they have behaved well and accepted their guilt. The prisoner is monitered to try and ensure they don't re-offend
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Life imprisonment: a prison sentence that theoretically...
keeps people in prison until they die...
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Early release: when a prisoner is allowed...
out of prison event though they have not completed their sentence, or fufilled the criteria for getting parole
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Protection: keeping the public...
from being harmed, threatend or injured by criminals
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Retribution: to get your...
own back, 'an eye for an'
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Deterrence: to put people...
off commiting crimes
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Reform: to change someone's...
behaviour for the better
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Vindiction: offenders must be...
punished to show that the law must be respected
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Reparation: helps the offender...
to put something back into society
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directly harms a person e.g. murder or assault


Crime against a person: Wrongdoing that...

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belong to somebody else e.g. vandalism


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at damging the government or country e.g. treason


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against religion e.g. blasphemy


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