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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT VOCABULARY FOR IELTS

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT VOCABULARY FOR IELTS

 

Let’s learn the Crime and Punishment vocabulary

Organized crimes – crimes committed by powerful groups on a large scale

•White collar crime – non- violent crimes committed for financial gain

•Violent crime – the use of weapons to threaten people

•Victimless crime – Crime where there is no apparent victim and no apparent pain or injury

•Cyber crime – criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the internet.

•Forgery – a copy or imitation of a document or signature.

•Phishing – sending fraudulent emails

•Cyber stalking – the use of electronic communications to harass or frighten someone

•Hacking – gaining unauthorized access to data in a computer.

•Unlawful – against the law

•Illicit – forbidden by law

•Lawless – not governed by or obedient to laws

•Outlawed – something which is made illegal

•Homicide – murder

•Manslaughter – killing someone horribly (unintentionally)

•Slaying – killing a person or an animal

•Shoplifting – robbery / thievery / theft /stealing

•Vandalism – deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

•Pick pocketing – stealing money and other valuables from a person’s pockets

•Drug trafficking – illegal drug trade

•Incarceration – to be confined to prison / behind the bars

•Imprisonment – captivity

•Internment – being confined as a prisoner for political reasons

•Durance – imprisonment/ in police custody

•Retribution- imprisonment due to vengeance

•Capital punishment – legal (authorized) killing as a punishment

 

Few examples for crime and punishment vocabulary

 

He was accused of committing a crime. – believed to be a suspect responsible for a particular crime

He was charged with committing the crime. – when the evidence clearly shows he carried out the crime

He was sent forward for a trial or put on trial. – a date is set when he must appear before the Judge and Jury

He was found guilty. – the evidence presented to the Judge and Jury is accepted by the Jury as proof that he committed the crime

He is sentenced by the Judge or the Judge passes sentence. – the judge announces what the punishment will be

 

Practice using the crime and punishment vocabulary words by forming sentences. Want to learn more IELTS topic related vocabularies. Topic related vocabularies.

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