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31 Cards in this Set

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The use or threat of violence directed at people or governments to punish them for past action or to bring about a change of policy that is to the terrorist's liking.
The killing of one person by another.
Killing done with premeditation and deliberation or, by statute, in the presence of other aggravating circumstances.
Murder in the first degree
Killing done with intent to cause death but without premeditation and deliberation.
Murder in the second degree
Criminal liability for murder for one who participates in a felony that is dangerous to life and causes the death of another.
Felony murder
Intentionally but without malice causing the death of another person, as in the heat of passion.
Voluntary manslaughter
Unintentionally but recklessly causing the death of another by consciously taking a grave risk.
Involuntary manslaughter
The murder of multiple victims, in one act or transaction, by one perpetrator or a group of perpetrators.
Mass murder
Killing of several victims over a period of time.
Serial murder
Unlawful offer or attempt with force or violence to hurt another.
Attack that inflicts little or no physical harm on the victim.
Simple assault
Attack on a person in which the assailant inflicts serious harm or uses a deadly weapon.
Aggravated assault
The taking of the property of another out of his or her presence by means of force and violence or the threat thereof.
Trespassory taking and carrying away of personal property belonging to another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently.
Stealing of goods from stores or markets.
Acquisition of the property of another through deception.
The pursuit of illegal activities through the use of advanced electronic media.
High-tech crime
According to common law, the nighttime breaking and entering of the dwelling house of another, with the intention to commit a crime or larceny therein; a felony.
The malicious burning of the dwelling house of another, or the burning of other structures or even personal property.
A violation of the law committed by a person or group of persons in the course of an otherwise respected and legitimate occupation or business enterprise.
White-collar crime
Practice of trading a client's shares of stock frequently to generate large commissions.
Use of material, nonpublic financial information about securities to obtain unfair advantage.
Insider trading
Brokers who have a stake in a particular security make misleading or false statements to clients to give the impression that the price of the stock is about to rise, creating an artificial demand for it.
Stock manipulation
Operations run by stock manipulators who, through deception and misleading sales techniques, seduce unsuspecting and uninformed individuals into buying stocks in obscure and often poorly financed corporations.
Boiler room
Scam designed to take advantage of loopholes in the bankruptcy laws.
Bankruptcy fraud
The act of causing a consumer to surrender money through deceit or a misrepresentation of a material fact.
Consumer fraud
The conversion (misappropriation) of property or money with which one is entrusted or for which one has a fiduciary responsibility.
Criminal act committed by one or more employees of a corporation that is subsequently attributed to the organization itself.
Corporate crime
Congress passed this law in 1890 to prohibit any contract, conspiracy, or combination of business interests in restraint of foreign or interstate trade.
Sherman Antitrust Act
Program under the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 to protect witnesses who testify in court by relocating them and assigning them new identities.
Federal Witness Protection Program
The eight major crimes included in part one of the UCR: criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Index crimes