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crime US English

An action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law

crime US Thesaurus

kidnapping is a very serious crime

e-crime US English

Another term for cybercrime.

sex crime US English

A crime involving sexual assault or having a sexual motive

war crime US English

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

crime-free US English

Not affected by or involvng illegal activities

crime scene US English

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

crime sheet US English

A form on which police record details of a reported crime

crime wave US English

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

faith crime US English

A crime, typically one involving violence, motivated by prejudice against a particular religious faith

hate crime US English

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

crime-ridden US English

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

crime writer US English

A writer of detective stories or thrillers

perfect crime US English

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

crime-fighting US English

The action of working to reduce the incidence of crime

crime passionnel US English

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

scene-of-crime US English

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

victimless crime US 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 US English

Crime conducted via the Internet or some other computer network

thoughtcrime US English

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

scenes-of-crime in scene-of-crime US English

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


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