About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering basic types of crime will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about types of criminal activity. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding crime types
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about criminal justice (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the different types of crime
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra criminal justice learning resources
How It Works:
- Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Types of Crime Overview chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Types of Crime Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any criminal justice question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos and read text lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a crime types unit of a standard criminal justice course. Topics include:
- Types of abatement
- Sodomy laws
- Laws pertaining to different types of collusion
1. Abatement: Legal Definition & Types
Abatement can have slightly different meanings and implications that depend on the situation. In this lesson, we'll examine the definition of abatement and explore how it could apply to a range of scenarios.
2. Sodomy: Legal Definition & Laws
Have you ever wondered what laws are in place about sodomy? Or even, what is sodomy? In this lesson, you'll not only learn what the legal definition is, you'll also explore the laws that still address it today, even if they are not enforced.
3. Collusion: Definition, Types & Laws
What is collusion? We will discover not only what collusion is, but the different types of collusion. Moreover, by the end of the lesson, you will have learned about the different laws involving collusion which will help you become a more versatile investigator.
4. What is Gross Negligence? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll define gross negligence and distinguish it from simple negligence. We'll learn who determines whether an act is negligent or grossly negligent, and we'll look at a few examples to add clarity.
5. What is Obstruction of Justice? - Definition, Punishment & Examples
This lesson will give you an understanding of the crime of obstruction of justice. You will learn the definition, understand the punishment for the crime, and read examples from a law enforcement perspective as well as a judicial perspective.
6. Jury Tampering: Definition, Laws & Examples
Jury tampering is a crime that can be committed in a number of different ways. In this lesson, jury tampering will be defined in accordance to the law, and some actual case examples of jury tampering will be provided.
7. Witness Tampering: Definition, Laws & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about and give examples of witness tampering. We will also discuss the severity of the crime and consequences that can be issued depending on the charges received in court.
8. Arson: Definition, Motivation & Types
'Burning Down the House': A famous song and also a form of arson. This lesson defines arson and then explores the major types and motivations behind arson.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice Overview course
- Law Enforcement & Police Activity
- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Courts
- Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- American Law Enforcement Agencies
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Overview of Correction Facilities
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
- Types of Homicide