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A classification of serious crimes such as murder or arson.
felony
shoplifting is the term that described the theft of money by employees such as accountants or cashiers, who stealk money from retail stores
false
A classification of less serious crimes such as certain traffic offenses.
misdemeanor
Larceny is a broad term that includes most forms of theft
true
The giving or taking of money or property with the intent of influencing, or being influenced, in the performance of an official duty.
bribery
If a person's reckless driving results in an automobile accident, he or she can be charged with both a tort and a crime
true
An act of willful or malicious burning of a house or building.
arson
In all states, the crime of bribery is limited to giving or taking money or property to influence a public official
false
Wrongfully making or altering the writing of another with the intent to defraud
forgery
An unofficial category of crime that generally does not involve force or violence
white-collar crime
Burning to defraud is a special category of crime committed by person'a who burn their own property with the intention of collecting insurance money
true
White-collar crime, as distinguished from other types of crime, generally does not invlove force or violence
true
Treason is a mjor crime against the federal government consiting of levying war or giving aid and comfort to an enemy
true
the crime of perjury is limited to the false swearing under oath before a judge in a federal court
false
Breaking into and entering another person's property in the night with the intent of committing a felony or stealing property of value
burglary
The difference between extortion and bribery is that, in extortion, both parties are willing participants in the crime.
false
Taking or demanding money or other property from someone and using force or threats of force or economic harm
extortion
The theft of goods from a vehicle in transit is known as hijacking
true
Making false oral or written statements under oath
perjury
The purpose of criminal law is to compensate injured parties for their losses
false
The taking of someone's property against that person's will under threat of bodily harm
robbery
Thge legal term that covers such activities as obtaining goods and other benefits by the use of misleading statements and deception is false pretenses
true
when employees with access to a firm's money, such as accountatns cashiers, and bank tellers, wrongfully divert funds to themselves or to others, they are usually charged with burglary
false
It is always illegal for and executive of a firm to buy or sell the stock of the firm
false
A person who profits from the sale of stock as a result of using nonpublic information can be charged with violations of federal law
true