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    Vocabulary: crime and criminality

    Since it is impossible to close our eyes on the violence which is all around us, 



    this test has already dealt with the 'neutral' words about the phenomenon.   

    This lesson will study the most serious forms of violence, reaching horror and even the unbearable. 

    Simply because it's necessary to be able to express oneself about every topic with precise and 'right' words, so as to fight, if possible, against these horrible

    events, here are words to know.

    I) CRIME: 


                                 Young offenders: juvenile delinquency. 

     A crime/ a criminal  
     To commit a crime 
     A crime wave 
     Serious/ petty crime 
     An offence/ a criminal offence                                                        
     An offender/ a delinquent 
     A juvenile offender
     A hardened criminal
     A recidivist/ a habitual offender           




    - Crime prevention

    - It's illegal!/ it's against the law!/ That's breaking the law!

    - A breach of the law

    - A motoring offence


     A gangster 
     An armed robber/ a gunman           
     Organised crime: professional criminals part of a secret organisation
     An outlaw
     A racket/ a racketeer
     An accomplice
     The underworld: the criminal world of gangs and organised crime    
     An informer/ a grass/ a snitch 



     An attack on somebody/ an assault// To attack/ to assault somebody
     A mugging/ to mug somebody 
     An attacker/ an aggressor/ an assailant                                             
     To murder/ a murderer 
     To assassinate/ an assassin 
     A murder attempt 
     A serial killer



                                                              Is it a shooting or an ambush? 

     A homicide/ a manslaughter                 
     To shoot at somebody/ to shoot somebody/ a shooting
     To batter somebody/ a battered child/ A child batterer
     To rape somebody/ a rape/ a rapist
     A kidnapping/ an abduction

     To kidnap somebody/ to abduct somebody// a kidnapper/ an abductor   

     A ransom
     To blackmail/ a blackmailer


    - The scene of the crime

    - The murder weapon

    - To poison somebody/ poisoning/ a poisoner

    - To claim responsibility for an attack

    - A terrorrist attack

    - A bomb attack/ a bombing

     An act of terrorrism 
     In retaliation 
     A bomb scare
     A letter bomb 
     To plant a bomb 
     To hijack a plane/ a hijacker  
     A hostage/ to take somebody hostage                                                     
     A hostage taking
     An ambush/ to ambush 




     A plot/ to plot against somebody 
     A conspiracy/ to conspire against                                                      
     A slander/ to slander/ slanderous       
     A libel/ to libel/ libellous
     An anonymous letter 




    Horrible deeds... Horrible words... You might need them anyway... Sorry! 


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    1. That young man has been arrested for . Let’s hope the community service he has done will have taught him a lesson!

    2. It’s the first time he has … He won’t go to prison, this time, but he'd better behave!

    3. He happened to be shopping when the started... He was lucky he wasn’t hit by a stray bullet.

    4. In this case, the wasn’t caught or identified and after many years of investigation, the case in now cold.

    5. To escape difficult tests at school, some students had gone as far as starting a false and were punished very severely.

    6. The kidnapped boy hasn’t been released yet, even though his parents have paid the required .

    7. Now planes are better protected from thanks to secured cockpits.

    8. 'Be careful of what you’re saying… You might be sued for if you go on like this.'

    9. 'I do think he has acted alone… No need to look for . He had none.'

    10. In time of economic depression, tend to sweep difficult neighbourhoods.

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