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crime British & World English

An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law

crime English Thesaurus

kidnapping is a very serious crime

e-crime British & World English

Another term for cybercrime.

sex crime British & World English

A crime involving sexual assault or having a sexual motive

war crime British & World English

An act carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war

crime-free British & World English

Not affected by or involving illegal activities

crime scene British & World English

The place where an offence has been committed and forensic evidence may be gathered

crime sheet British & World English

A form on which police record details of a reported crime

crime wave British & World English

A sudden increase in the number of crimes committed in a country or area

hate crime British & World English

A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence

crime-ridden British & World English

(Of a place) having a high incidence of criminal activity

crime writer British & World English

A writer of detective stories or thrillers

perfect crime British & World English

A crime so ingeniously contrived and carefully executed that it cannot be detected or solved

crime-fighting British & World English

The action of working to reduce the incidence of crime

crime passionnel British & World English

A crime, typically a murder, committed in a fit of sexual jealousy

scene-of-crime British & World English

Relating to or denoting a civilian branch of the police force concerned with the collection of forensic evidence

victimless crime British & World English

A legal offense to which all parties consent and no party is injured

crime passionnel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

crime caused by sexual jealousy

cybercrime British & World English

Criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet

thoughtcrime British & World English

An instance of unorthodox or controversial thinking, considered as a criminal offence or as socially unacceptable

scenes-of-crime in scene-of-crime British & World English

Relating to or denoting a civilian branch of the police force concerned with the collection of forensic evidence


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