Crimes Against Persons: Definition & Examples


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Jane was walking home when a man came out of an alley across the street and started firing a gun at her. She ran away and was not injured. Can the man be charged with a crime against a person? Why or why not?

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1. What is assault?

2. Which of the following statements about domestic violence is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Crimes against persons include four types that are usually punishable by time in prison, and this quiz/worksheet duo will test your understanding of their definition. Some of the words include kidnapping, stalking, and assault.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Stalking
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define related crimes, such as stalking and kidnapping
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast crimes from the lesson, such as assault and domestic violence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definitions of the types of crimes against persons

Additional Learning

To learn more about crimes and punishments, review the corresponding lesson titled Crimes Against Persons: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define crimes against people
  • Recognize the characteristics of assault and give examples
  • Understand how aggravated offense is defined under the law
  • Define and give examples of stalking, domestic violence, and kidnapping
  • Know the potential punishments for each type of crime