Types of crime, definitions, punishments and case studies

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What is the definition of Arson?
setting fire to property with intent to cause damage
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What is the typical punishment for arson?
depending on the case it could range from 2 weeks custody for minor cases, to 2-4 years if death in caused
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CASE:ARSON
Mick Philpott: set fire to his ex's home whilst 6 children were inside, planned to rescue the children and frame his ex - didn't save them and all 6 children died
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What is the definition of Burglary?
illegally entering a place with intent to commit a crime
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What is the typical punishment for burglary?
1-20 years in prison or a £25,000 fine
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CASE:BURGLARY
Graff Diamond Robbery: 4 men stole £40million worth of jewellery but where then found with it in their possession
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What is the definition of cyber crime?
criminal activity carried out by means of computers or the internet
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What is the typical punishment for cyber crime?
accessing computer system=6months-5yrs; computer hacking= up to 3yrs or fine; general=fines, probation, prison
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CASE:CYBER CRIME
Barclays Bank Hack 2013: used small devices placed in back offices to make over 128 transfers worth over £1.3million, 9 gang members sentenced to a total of 24yrs and 9 months altogether
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What is the definition of Domestic Violence?
violence or abuse (mental or physical) between adults who are intimate
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What is the typical punishment for domestic violence?
depends on the offence but most likely a prison sentence
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What is the definition of fraud?
intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain
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What is the typical punishment for fraud?
prison=maximum of 10 yrs; fines, probation
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CASE:FRAUD
Wolf of Wall Street: fraud of $200,000,000 against investors, charged with security fraud and money laundering- sentenced to 4yrs and a fine of $170,000,000
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What is the definition of hate crime?
a crime motivated by racial, sexual or other prejudices involving violence
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What is the typical punishment for hate crime?
varies from 10yrs to life in prison
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CASE:HATE CRIME
Charleston church shooting: shot 10 men and killed 9 on 11th of June 2015 during a prayer service because they were black - could face a death sentence or 30 years minimum
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What is the definition of Honour Crime?
killing a family member because they brought shame on the family
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What is the typical punishment for honour crime?
life in prison or the death penalty in severe cases
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CASE:HONOUR CRIME
Tulay Goren: father killed daughter when she ran off with her boyfriend when she was 15 - father got a sentence of life imprisonment
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What is the definition of **** of sexual assault?
usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly and without consent
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What is the typical punishment for **** or sexual assault?
up to 20 years in jail but each case can vary
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CASE:**** AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Archie Reed: shared two bottles of wine with a friend who invited him back to her room - he assumed she wanted to have sex with him and he ***** her whilst she was sleeping
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What is the definition of robbery?
taking or attempting to take anything of value using threat
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What is the typical punishment for robbery?
jail for a maximum of 15yrs depending on the crime
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CASE:ROBBERY
Britain's biggest heist: £53million stolen - £21million recovered, 3 people got 15yrs imprisonment, 1 person got 10yrs, 1 person got 18yrs
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What is the definition if stalking and harassment?
repeated and unwanted behaviour causing the victim stress
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What is the typical punishment for stalking and harassment?
restraining orders and the possibility of prison
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CASE:STALKING AND HARASSMENT
Woman was stalked and harassed and her and her family were threatened, the man was arrested
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What is the definition of state crime?
a crime committed by a the Government
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What is the typical punishment for state crime?
the person has to to go to court and can be prosecuted
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CASE:STATE CRIME
Tony Blair: took Iraq to war after lying about them having weapons (2003), wasn't prosecuted
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What is the definition of street crime?
a crime committed in a public place
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What is the typical punishment for street crime?
can be given a prison sentence but it depends on the crime
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CASE:STREET CRIME
Byron Lomax: joined fight because of racism, stamped on a guys head and got a one year sentence
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What is the definition of murder?
the killing of another person with the intent to do so
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What is the typical punishment for murder?
time in prison to a mental hospital, usually a life sentence but the minimum in the UK is 25yrs
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CASE:MURDER
Glyn Dix: argued over a TV channel and killed and cut his wife into 16 pieces, sentenced to imprisonment in high security mental hospital until his death
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