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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are crimes against persons?
- How are crimes against property classified?
- What are some examples of white collar crimes?
- How has the history of organized crime evolved over time?
- What are some of the criminal aspects of terrorism?
- How are cyber crimes categorized, and what are some examples?
1. Crimes Against Persons: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about crimes against people. We will look at what these crimes are and what they mean and take a closer look at some specific examples.
2. Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about crimes against property. We will look at what these crimes are, what they mean and take a closer look at some specific examples.
3. Crimes Against Morality: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about crimes against morality. We will look at what these crimes are, what they mean, and take a closer look at some specific examples.
4. What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples
White collar crimes involve criminal activities committed by people in the regular course of their business and involve bribery, extortion, fraud and embezzlement. These crimes usually end in financial gain for the perpetrator.
5. What Is Organized Crime? - Definition, History & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about organized crime. We will look at what these groups are, who joins them, what they represent and what they do to stay active.
6. What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples
Terrorism is a major buzzword in today's society, but how much do you really know about it? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of terrorism and see how it turned into the threat we know it as today.
7. What Is Cyber Crime? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about cyber crimes. We will look at what these crimes are and what they mean. Then, we will take a closer look at some specific examples.
8. Occupational Crime & Law: Examples
This lesson discusses the concept of occupational crime and the circumstances under which it is most likely to occur. Several famous examples of occupational crime are also discussed.
9. Political Crime: Definition & Examples
Political crime is an offense committed with the intent to harm a federal, state, or local government under certain conditions. This lesson discusses political crimes, what differentiates them from other crimes, and some examples of political crime over the years.
10. Extremist Groups in Criminology: Definition & Overview
This lesson will provide a concise definition of extremist groups. It will discuss the broad genres of extremist groups and their prevalence in the United States. Following the lesson is a brief quiz.
11. What is Cyberbullying? - Facts & Statistics
Have you ever seen something mean or insulting about a person posted on a website? This lesson defines the damaging practice known as cyberbullying. We will examine facts and statistics and discuss what adults and children can do to combat it.
12. What is Phishing? - Definition, Examples & Awareness
Phishing is the practice of attempting to acquire sensitive information from individuals over the internet, by means of deception. This lesson discusses different types of phishing schemes, as well as the social, legal, and technological responses to these growing threats.
13. What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples
In this lesson, we'll learn about cyber terrorism, or terrorism occurring over electronic media and the Internet. We'll provide a few examples to help situate this topic within the larger concept of terrorism.
14. Sexual Battery: Definition & Law
Learn what constitutes sexual battery. Distinguish sexual battery from sexual assault. Finally, review the laws and consequences of what happens when one is found guilty of committing sexual battery.
15. What is Extortion? - Definition, Meaning & Examples
Extortion is a serious crime. Find out what is considered extortion under U.S. law by learning more about protection schemes, blackmail, and hacking. Extortion is a crime that can involve no specific illegal action.
16. Motor Vehicle Theft: Definition, Statistics & Law
In this lesson, motor vehicle theft will be defined, some statistics on motor vehicle theft will be offered and a few of the laws surrounding this type of theft crime will be analyzed.
17. Serial Murder: Definition, Cases & Statistics
Serial murder captures imaginations with its sheer terror. How can one person kill a number of other people in cold blood? In this lesson, you'll learn about what defines serial murder, some characteristics of serial murderers, and some major cases.
18. What is Capital Murder? - Definition & Cases
There are different types of murder charges in the United States. This lesson will define capital murder and examine two capital murder cases as well as the laws the cases are based on.
19. What is Petty Theft? - Definition, Consequences & Law
In this lesson, we learn about petty theft, a type of crime that is defined by the value of the property that has been stolen. We also study potential consequences and illustrative state law.
20. Loitering: Definition & Laws
In this lesson we study loitering, a type of behavior often prohibited by state and local authorities. We will explore illustrative laws and also complete a quiz to test our understanding.
21. Infanticide in Law: Definition & Statistics
In this lesson, the concept of infanticide will be defined and discussed. Learn about the types of infanticide as well as its worldwide prevalence and punishments. After the lesson, take a brief quiz to test yourself.
22. Sexual Assault: Laws & Definition
In this lesson, let's learn what sexual assault is and the laws that deal with it. Specifically, the laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia will be explored in this lesson since they are representative of most states' laws.
23. Robbery: Definition & Statistics
The term robbery conjures up images of a group of masked men storming into the bank with guns blazing. In reality, robbery includes any crime in which a suspect uses force or threats to remove property from a victim.
24. Parricide: Definition & Cases
When a child makes the decision to kill their parents, plots the execution and arrangement of the entire homicide, this is called parricide, parental homicide.
25. Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law
What constitutes second degree murder, and why does it matter what a killer's state of mind is when he or she kills? How does second degree murder differ from first degree murder? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.
26. Third Degree Murder: Definition & Law
How does third degree murder differ from murder in the first or second degree? What does it take for a person to be found guilty of third degree murder? Find out the ins and outs of this crime in this lesson.
27. What is Arson? - Definition & Law
What constitutes arson, and how has the definition of this crime changed over time? This lesson explains the elements of arson as well as why there are various degrees of the crime.
28. Burglary: Definition, Degrees & Statistics
Learn the definition of burglary, examine the various degrees of this crime and look at some recent burglary statistics. At the conclusion of the lesson, you'll have a thorough understanding of what constitutes burglary.
29. Capital Crime: Definition, Rates & Statistics
Spies, terrorists, and murderers are all punished harshly for their crimes. These sever crimes are known as capital crimes, and offenders, if convicted, face the possibility of death. This lesson will explain capital crime, review the court process for those accused, and explore incarceration and execution statistics in the United States.
30. Criminal Negligence: Definition, Law & Examples
In this lesson, we will discuss the definition of criminal negligence. We will also look at examples and discuss different laws covering criminal negligence, such as those related to driving and firearms.
31. Criminal Responsibility: Definition, Evaluation & Legal Defenses
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the concept of criminal responsibility. Learn about the ways in which criminal responsibility is evaluated, as well as the common legal defenses to criminal responsibility.
32. Culprit: Definition & Concept
During this lesson, you will start to understand what constitutes a culprit. You will also review the history of the term and go over modern-day terminology and some procedural issues.
33. Deliberate Indifference: Definition & Standard
Deliberate indifference, as it applies to prisons and jails, will be discussed in this lesson. We will also look at the standards set by the courts about deliberate indifference.
34. Domestic Terrorism: Definition, History, Types & Examples
Just about every region of the United States has been hit by some form of domestic terrorism in the past several decades, but what exactly is domestic terrorism? In this lesson, we'll explore the history and types of domestic terrorism and see some examples.
35. Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History
This lesson will provide the definition for domestic violence. It will also explore the history, causes, and facts about domestic violence. A short quiz on the subject matter will follow the lesson.
36. Mala in se: Definition, Crimes & Examples
In this lesson, we'll go over the definition of 'mala in se' crimes. We will also distinguish between these types of crimes and ''mala prohibita'' crimes. Finally, examples will be provided to better illustrate the concept of ''mala in se'' crimes.
37. Mala Prohibita: Definition, Crimes & Examples
Learn what constitutes a mala prohibita crime. Review mala prohibita crimes and examine several examples. Upon conclusion of the lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of mala prohibita crimes.
38. Mens Rea: Definition, Types, Requirement & Examples
This lesson will look at mens rea, including how it is defined, its place in the legal system, and the differing aspects surrounding it and its use. The types of mens rea and how they are used within the criminal justice field will be covered in this lesson.
39. Property Crime: Definition, Types & Statistics
In this lesson, learn what constitutes property crime. You'll come to understand the definition, examine the types of property crime, and review some property crime statistics.
40. Road Rage: Definition, Causes, Effects & Facts
In this lesson, we will explore road rage. The definition and effects of road rage will be discussed, and facts about road rage will be identified. A brief quiz follows.
41. Scared Straight: Programs & Effectiveness
Learn about what constitutes a Scared Straight program. Examine the purpose of these programs and learn about whether or not they are effective in actually scaring people 'straight.'
42. Solicitation: Definition & Laws
Learn what constitutes solicitation in the legal world. We'll examine the definition of solicitation and review laws that govern this crime. Once you have completed this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of solicitation.
43. Victimless Crimes: Definition, Types & Examples
Learn what constitutes victimless crimes. Review the definition of the term and examine different types of victimless crimes. Finally, review several examples of victimless crimes that likely occur every day.
44. Voluntary Manslaughter: Definition, Examples & Punishment
Learn what constitutes voluntary manslaughter. Review the definition of voluntary manslaughter and look at several examples. Finally, examine the punishment for voluntary manslaughter.
45. What Are Felonies? - Definition, Types & Levels
Learn what constitutes a felony crime. Review the definition of this crime and examine the various types of felonies. Analyze the levels of felonies that exist today in the United States.
46. What Are Misdemeanors? - Definition, Classes, Types & Examples
Learn what constitutes a misdemeanor crime. Review the definition and classes of misdemeanors. Analyze the different types of misdemeanor crimes, and examine some examples to gain a thorough understanding of this type of crime.
47. What Are Violent Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples
Learn what constitutes violent crimes. Review the definition of violent crimes and examine the various types of these crimes. Finally, look at some examples of violent crimes to gain a thorough understanding.
48. What Are War Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, war crimes are defined. The categories of war crimes are examined and examples of war crimes will be given. There is a quiz at the end of the lesson.
49. What Is a Hate Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples
After you complete this lesson, you should understand what constitutes a hate crime. You will review recent changes to federal hate crime laws and look at several example scenarios of various types of hate crimes.
50. What Is a Home Invasion? - Definition, Statistics & Law
This lesson will teach you about home invasions. You'll review the definition of a home invasion and examine home invasion statistics. You'll also hear about some relevant laws.
51. What Is Bribery? - Definition, Laws & Examples
Learn what constitutes bribery. Examine laws of bribery and analyze several examples. Once you read the lesson, you should have a thorough understanding of bribery.
52. What is Cybercrime? - Definition, History, Types & Laws
In this lesson, you'll learn what constitutes cybercrime and examine its historical origins. You'll also look at the different types of cybercrime and the laws governing this type of crime.
53. What Is DUI? - Definition, Laws, Consequences & Penalties
Review what constitutes a DUI. Learn what the laws are surrounding this driving violation, including how they may differ among states. Discover the consequences and penalties for DUIs.
54. What Is Felony Murder? - Definition, Rule & Doctrine
Some states use a felony murder doctrine, which allows a person to be convicted of murder when that person didn't mean to kill, but was committing another felony. This lesson explains the felony murder doctrine.
55. What Is First Degree Murder? - Definition, Punishment & Examples
This lesson will teach you about what constitutes first degree murder. We'll initially review the definition of first degree murder. Then, we'll examine the punishment for the commission of the crime. Finally, we'll review a couple of examples.
56. What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment
Involuntary manslaughter will be discussed in this lesson. We will talk about different examples of involuntary manslaughter and discuss the types of punishment.
57. What Is Kidnapping? - Definition, Facts & Statistics
What do Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., Etan Patz, and Tanya Nicole Kach all have in common? They were all kidnap victims. Learn more about the definition of kidnapping, pertinent facts, and the alarming statistics.
58. What Is Larceny? - Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about the crime of larceny. You'll also review and examine the various types of larceny and learn how the value of the larceny action impacts the consequence of the crime.
59. What Is Money Laundering? - Definition, Techniques & Examples
Review the definition of money laundering and examine the common techniques utilized by money launderers. We'll look at several examples of this illegal activity and then test your learning with a quiz.
60. What Is Parental Kidnapping? - Definition, Laws & Statistics
Learn about what constitutes parental kidnapping and examine the relevant laws in this lesson. Review related kidnapping statistics and see what efforts are being taken against this crime.
61. What Is Stalking? - Definition, Types, Signs & Laws
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of stalking and the types and signs of stalking. The laws that protect stalking victims will also be covered. A short quiz follows to test your understanding.
62. What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment
This lesson will teach you what is considered theft. You will examine laws on theft, find out the difference between petty and grand theft, as well as read about consequent punishments.
63. What is Defamation of Character? - Definition & Examples
Defamation of character is an issue of importance in the legal realm. A person's livelihood can be severely hurt when they are defamed. Falsehood and intent to hurt are important to consider when determining if defamation of character occurred.
64. Defamation of Character: Laws & Cases
Defamation of character is any written or spoken intentionally false communication that harms a person's character. In this lesson we will explore what that means and look at the legal cases that have shaped that definition.
65. Malfeasance: Legal Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about the legal definition of malfeasance. We will review examples of malfeasance and learn how it is used in both civil and criminal law.
66. Malfeasance vs. Misfeasance
In this lesson, you'll learn about malfeasance and misfeasance and discover the differences and similarities of the terms and how to tell them apart. Examples will be given to strengthen your understanding of these terms.
67. Misfeasance vs. Nonfeasance
Everyone has legal duties to do what is right. In this lesson, you will learn the difference between misfeasance and nonfeasance and will be provided examples of each.
68. What is Misfeasance? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson you'll learn the definition for the legal term misfeasance. We'll also explore examples of misfeasance occurring in the healthcare field and in business.
69. What is Nonfeasance? - Definition & Examples
This lesson reviews the legal definition of nonfeasance, provides an overview of the three criteria that must be met to be considered nonfeasance, and provides several examples.
70. Corporate Malfeasance: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, corporate malfeasance will be defined in understandable terms. What it means for a corporation when malfeasance occurs, five different types of corporate malfeasance, and examples of malfeasance in global corporations will be explored.
71. Malice Aforethought: Legal Definition & Examples
Malice aforethought is the conscious, premeditated intent to kill another human. A prosecutor must prove this level of intent before someone can be convicted of first degree murder. This lesson will explore the meaning of malice aforethought and provide examples of how it is used.
72. What is Food Stamp Fraud? - Investigation & Punishment
When food stamp benefits are used in the wrong way, fraud has been committed. This lesson will explore different types of food stamp fraud and explain how investigations take place and what types of punishment are common.
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