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Crime and punishment (vocabulary)

Next, you have some vocabulary and expressions related with the
topic crime and punishment.
Questions from law breakers or suspected criminals
Why did you pull me over?
Have I done something wrong?
Is this illegal?
What are my rights?
Can I call a lawyer?
Where are you taking me?
Can I make a phone call?
Questions police may ask a suspected criminal
re you carrying any illegal drugs?
!o you have a weapon?
!oes this belong to you?
Whose car is this?
Where were you at eight last night?
Informing someone of laws and police procedures
"ou are under arrest.
#ut your hands on your head.
I am taking you to the police station.
#lease get in the police car.
"ou will have to pay a $ine $or this.
I will give you a warning this time.
I%m going to write you a ticket.
We%ll tow your car to the station.
Crime and punishment (vocabulary)
&moking in restaurants is illegal in this country.
It is against the law to do drugs in public.
Types of crime
Crime Definition
kidnappin
g
taking a person to a secret location using $orce
armed
robbery
using a weapon to steal
arson setting $ire to a place on purpose
assault hurting another person physically
attempted
murder
trying to kill someone 'but $ailing(
burglary going into another person%s home or business with $orce
child
abuse
in)uring a child on purpose
domestic
violence
physical assault that occur within the home
drug
dealing
trading illegal drugs
drunk
driving
driving a$ter having too much alcohol
fraud lying or cheating $or business or monetary purposes
hijacking holding people in transit hostage 'usually on a plane(
kidnappin
g
taking someone and asking $or money to release the
person
murder taking someone%s li$e through violence
rape $orcing somebody to have sex against their will
Crime and punishment (vocabulary)
shopliftin
g
stealing merchandise $rom a store
smugglin
g
bringing products into a country secretly and illegally
speeding driving beyond the speed limit
terrorism acts o$ crime against a group 'political*religious( or
another country
theft stealing
torture extremely cruel and un$air treatment 'o$ten towards
prisoners(
vandalism damaging public or private property '$or example with
spray paint(
white
collar
crime
breaking the law in business
Crime and punishment (vocabulary)
Types of punishment
Punishment
'example o$$ence(
Definition
traffic ticket
'speeding,
parking(
leaves marks on driving record*involves paying a $ine
license
suspension
'drunk driving(
driving rights are removed $or a certain period o$ time
fine
'hunting out o$
season(
pay money as punishment $or minor*petty crime
house arrest
'a young o$$ender
who is waiting to
go to court(
remain in one%s home $or a certain period o$ time
community
service
'a youth that
steals a car $or the
$irst time(
do volunteer work such as teaching children about
crime or cleaning up garbage
jail time
'man who assaults
his wi$e(
spend a certain amount o$ months or years locked
away $rom society
life in prison
'a woman who
commits homicide(
spend the rest o$ one%s li$e in prison with no chance o$
going back into society
Crime and punishment (vocabulary)
Adapted from http://www.englishclub.com/english-for-work/police-
crime.htm