Behavior that has been labeled criminal because it is contrary to shared social values, customs, and norms.
The unlawful killing of one human being by another.
Forced or coerced sexual intercourse (or other sexual acts). murder - The unlawful killing of one human being by another.
The act of taking property from another person through force, threat of force, or intimidation.
A criminal justice model in which the majority of citizens in a society share the same values and beliefs. Criminal acts are acts that conflict with these values and beliefs and that are deemed harmful to society.
A criminal justice model in which the content of criminal law is determined by the groups that hold economic, political, and social power in a community.
The act of breaking into or entering a structure (such as a home or office) without permission for the purpose of committing a felony.
The act of physically contacting another person with the intent to do harm, even if the resulting injury is insubstantial.
A threat or an attempt to do violence to another person that causes that person to fear immediate physical harm.
The quality of fairness that must exist in the processes designed to determine whether individuals are guilty of criminal wrongdoing.
A model of the criminal justice system that recognizes the informal authority exercised by individuals at each step of the criminal justice process.
Nonviolent crimes committed by business entities or individuals to gain a personal or business advantage.
The model of the criminal justice process in which participants follow formal rules to create a smoothly functioning disposition of cases from arrest to punishment.
A form of government in which a written constitution provides for a division of powers between a central government and several regional governments.
The moral principles that govern a person’s perception of right and wrong.
A criminal justice model that places primacy on the right of the individual to be protected from the power of government.
The ability of individuals in the criminal justice system to make operational decisions based on personal judgment instead of formal rules or official information.
The interlocking network of law enforcement agencies, courts, and corrections institutions designed to enforce criminal laws and protect society from criminal behavior.
A criminal justice model that places primary emphasis on the right of society to be protected from crime and violent criminals.
An act that violates criminal law and is punishable by criminal sanctions.

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