Crimes and punishments (vocabulary). Fiche de vocabulaire anglais de 4 pages
[...] Crimes against humanity Genocide, race murder, racial extermination : systematic killing of a racial or cultural group. Terrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist act : the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimindation or coercion or instilling fear. Terrorist Assassination : Murder of a public figure by surprise attack. Assassin Murder ( slaying, execution unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being. [...]
[...] Or : Pretend to be somebody when you are not. Fraudster Bigamy : the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred. Bigamist Illegal arms possession ( weapon, arm : any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" Embezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication = détournement de fonds : the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else. [...]
[...] Something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury). - community service An unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence. - suspended sentence = condamnation avec sursis To suspend the passing of sentence. - probation A way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court; "probation is part of the sentencing process". [...]
[...] Harasser : a persistent attacker; "the harassers were not members of the regular army". Prostitution, harlotry, whoredom : offering sexual intercourse for pay. Prostitute pimp Streak = exhibition : run naked in a public place. Streaker Endangered species ( trafficking ) : a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction. Racism, racialism, racial discrimination : discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race. Racist Homophobia : prejudice against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality. [...]
[...] Discrimination : unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice; Sexual discrimination : discrimination (usually in employment) that excludes one sex (usually women) to the benefit of the other sex. Racial discrimination : discriminatory or abusive behaviour towards members of another race. Age discrimination Threatening behaviour, threat : declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit". To aid and abet = être complice de : assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing. [...]
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