Crime and punishment key words

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
being put to death for a crime
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COMMUNITY SERVICE
unpaid work that an offender performs for the benefit of society
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CONFISCATED
something that is taken from someone by a figure of authority
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CORRUPTION
dishonesty or a misuse of authority that usually leads to the accumulation of wealth
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CRIME
an offence that is punishable by law
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DETERRENCE
an aim of punishment to put people off committing crimes
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EARLY RELEASE
when a prisoner is allowed out of prison even though they have not completed their sentence, or fulfilled the criteria for getting parole
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FINE
money paid as a punishment for a crime or other offence
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FORGIVENESS
showing grace and mercy and pardoning someone for what they have done wrong
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ELECTRONIC TAGGING
where an offender had to wear a device which tracks their movement to ensure restrictions of movement are observed
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IMPRISONMENT
when a person is put in jail for committing a crime
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JUSTICE
bringing out what is fair and right according to the law / making up for what has been done wrong
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LIFE IMPRISONMENT
a prison sentence that, in theory but usually not in practice, keeps people in prison until they die
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PAROLE
when a prisoner is released without having completed their sentence and are monitored to ensure that they do not re-offend
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PRISON REFORM
a movement that tries to ensure offenders are treated humanely in prison
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PROBATION
an alternative to prison where an offender has to meet regularly with an officer to ensure that they do not re-offend. movement may be restricted
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PROTECTION
an aim of punishment to keep the public from being harmed, threatened or injured by criminals
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PUNISHMENT
something a person receives as a result of breaking the law
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REFORM
an aim of punishment to change someone's behaviour for the better
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REHABILITATION
process by which addicts are helped to defeat their addiction to drugs
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RELIGIOUS OFFENCE
an offence against a religion; a sin (e.g. blasphemy, sacrilege)
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REPARATION
an aim of punishment designed to help an offender put something back into society
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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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RETRIBUTION
an aim of punishment to get your own back
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SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
the background in which a person lives
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VINDICATION
an aim of punishment to show that the law must be respected and is right
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YOUNG OFFENDER
a person under the age of 18 who has broken the law
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unpaid work that an offender performs for the benefit of society

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

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something that is taken from someone by a figure of authority

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dishonesty or a misuse of authority that usually leads to the accumulation of wealth

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Card 5

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an offence that is punishable by law

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