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The law assures each person _______ and assigns each person _______
certain rights
certain duties
_______ attempt to reflect the public interest and will enact legislation that makes a certain act a crime if there is sufficient demand
legislatures
Name 3 examples of white-collar crime
embezzelment, stock swindlers, frauds against insurance companies, credit card frauds, income tax evasion
A violation of a specific statue

Wrongdoing against society
crime
Illegal activity, of using information not available to the general public for personal gain
insider trading
What are the three classifications of crimes?
Treason
Felony
Misdemeanor
describes a broad category of crimes that involve activities intended to deceive others by making false claims, or to obtain goods
false pretenses
the wrongful taking of money or other property that has been entrusted to a person as a part of his or her employment
embezzelment
A private wrong that causes injury to another person's physical well-being, property, or repuatation.

Private wrong against a person, or their well-being
tort
a broad term that includes most forms of theft- that is, robbery, burgulary, hijacking, and shoplifting
Larceny
stealing from a vehicle in transit
hijacking