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warden

warden

/ˈwɔɹdən/
noun
the chief official in charge of a prison

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vigilante

vigilante

/ˌvɪdʒəˈɫænti/
noun
member of a vigilance committee

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to trespass

to trespass

/ˈtɹɛsˌpæs/, /ˈtɹɛspəs/
verb
to enter someone's land or building without permission

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treason

treason

/ˈtɹizən/
noun
a crime that undermines the offender's government

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alibi

alibi

/ˈæɫəˌbaɪ/
noun
proof that indicates a person was somewhere other than the place where a crime took place and therefore could not have committed it

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appropriation

appropriation

/əˌpɹoʊpɹiˈeɪʃən/
noun
a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

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battery

battery

/ˈbætɝi/
noun
an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

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to blackmail

to blackmail

/ˈbɫækˌmeɪɫ/
verb
to demand funds or another benefit from someone in exchange for not damaging their reputation

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to bootleg

to bootleg

/ˈbutˌɫɛɡ/
verb
sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol

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capital punishment

capital punishment

/kˈæpɪɾəl pˈʌnɪʃmənt/
noun
the killing of a criminal as punishment

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thievery

thievery

/ˈθivɝi/
noun
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

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to swindle

to swindle

/ˈswɪndəɫ/
verb
to use deceit in order to deprive someone of their money or possessions

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statutory rape

statutory rape

/stˈætʃətˌoːɹi ɹˈeɪp/
noun
sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)

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to stalk

to stalk

/ˈstɔk/
verb
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

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solitary confinement

solitary confinement

/sˈɑːlətˌɛɹi kənfˈaɪnmənt/
noun
confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

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carjacking

carjacking

/ˈkɑɹˌdʒækɪŋ/
noun
the act of violently stealing a car while someone is inside it

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to collude

to collude

/kəˈɫud/
verb
‌to cooperate secretly or illegally for deceiving other people

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complicity

complicity

/kəmˈpɫɪsəti/, /kəmˈpɫɪsɪti/
noun
guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense

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to confiscate

to confiscate

/ˈkɑnfəˌskeɪt/
verb
to officially seize or take away something from someone, usually as punishment

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contraband

contraband

/ˈkɑntɹəˌbænd/
noun
goods that are taken into or out of a country illegally

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defamation

defamation

/ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən/
noun
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

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to embezzle

to embezzle

/ɪmˈbɛzəɫ/
verb
appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

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entrapment

entrapment

/ɪnˈtɹæpmənt/
noun
a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials

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to exile

to exile

/ˈɛɡˌzaɪɫ/, /ˈɛkˌsaɪɫ/
verb
to expel or banish someone from their native country, usually due to political reasons or for punishment

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to extradite

to extradite

/ˈɛkstɹəˌdaɪt/
verb
to use a legal process to send an accused person back to the state or country where the crime was committed to be put on trial

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forgery

forgery

/ˈfɔɹdʒɝi/
noun
the criminal act of making a copy of a document, money, etc. to do something illegal

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furlough

furlough

/ˈfɝɫoʊ/
noun
a temporary release of a convict from prison

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to gaslight

to gaslight

/ˈɡæsɫaɪt/
verb
*** manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

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genocide

genocide

/ˈdʒɛnəˌsaɪd/
noun
a mass murder committed in order to destroy a particular nation, religious or ethnic group, or race

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grand larceny

grand larceny

/ɡɹˈænd lˈɑːɹsəni/
noun
larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

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guillotine

guillotine

/ˈɡijəˌtin/, /ˈɡɪɫəˌtin/
noun
instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people

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to hustle

to hustle

/ˈhəsəɫ/
verb
to convince or make someone to do something

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to incarcerate

to incarcerate

/ˌɪnˈkɑɹsɝˌeɪt/
verb
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

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to incriminate

to incriminate

/ˌɪnˈkɹɪməˌneɪt/
verb
bring an accusation against; level a charge against

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informant

informant

/ˌɪnˈfɔɹmənt/
noun
a person who supplies information

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intruder

intruder

/ˌɪnˈtɹudɝ/
noun
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

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to launder

to launder

/ˈɫɔndɝ/
verb
to make some alterations in order to make something that has been obtained illegally, especially money and currency appear legal or acceptable

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to kidnap

to kidnap

/ˈkɪdˌnæp/
verb
to take someone away and hold them in captivity, typically to demand something for their release
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He kidnaps my poor Arthur.

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misdemeanor

misdemeanor

/ˌmɪsdəˈminɝ/
noun
an action that is considered wrong or unacceptable yet not very serious
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Johnson is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault "on a handicapped person.

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mugshot

mugshot

/mˈʌɡʃɑːt/
noun
a photograph of someone's face (especially one made for police records)

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