Political Crime: Definition & Examples


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What highly-known political figure committed immense human rights violations?

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1. What word refers to the process of getting a group of people to try and overthrow a government?

2. What word refers to lying under oath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many acts that could potentially constitute a political crime, and these assessment tools will test you on some examples. You'll be asked about key topics like one of the most infamous human rights violators and a term for plotting to overthrow a government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will cover the following:

  • A term for lying while under oath
  • Political crime associated with Edward Snowden
  • Crime that's not considered political from a given list

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on political crimes, such as the word for plotting to overthrow a government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about one of the worst human rights violators in human history and the word that means lying under oath
  • Making connections - use your understanding of political crimes to explain which type of crime Edward Snowden is accused of

Additional Learning

You can learn more about these types of crimes with the lesson named Political Crime: Definition & Examples. These topics will be explored throughout the lesson:

  • The definition of 'political crime'
  • Nonviolent or violent political crimes
  • Political crimes that have happened in the past