AN attack on another person in which the perp. inflicts serious harm on the victim or uses a deadly weapon
An unlawful offer or attempt with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another or to frighten another
A common law crime consisting of the intentional touching of or inflicting of hurt on another
Federal Witness Protection Program
established under the organized crime control act of 1970, designed to protect witnesses who testify in court by relocating them and assigning to them new identities
The imposition of criminal liability for murder upon one who participates in the commission of a felony that us dangerous to life and that causes the death of another
the killing of one person by another
Homicide in which the perp. unintentionally by recklessly causes the death of another person by consciously taking a grave risk that endangers the person's life.
A homicide, permitted by law, in which defense of a legal right or mandate
A felony consisting of the seizure and abduction of a person by force or threat of force and against the victims will. under federal law, the victim of a kidnapping is one who has been taken across state lines and held for ranson
The entirety of those Sicilian families which, both the US and Sicily, are loosely associated with one another in operating organized crime
The mens rea requirement for murder, consisting of the intention to kill with the awareness that there is no right to kill
Criminal homicide without malice, committed intentionally after provocation or reacklessly
The killing of several persons, in one act or transaction, by one perp. or a group of perps.
The unlawful killing of a human being with malice afterthought
A homicide designation used by some states to differentiate between involuntary manslaughter and situations in which the offender assumed a lesser risk.
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
A federal statute that provides for forfeiture of assets derived from a criminal enterprise
At common law, a felony consisting of the carnal knowledge, by force and violence, by a man of a woman against her will. The stipulation that the woman not be the man;s wife is omitted in modern statutes. (sexual assault)
The taking of the property of another, or out of his or her presence by means of force and violence or the threat of thereof
The killing of several victims over a period of time by the same perp.
An attack that inflicts little or no physical harm on the victim
Persons who have no sense of responsibility; she disregard for truth' are insincere; and feel no sense of shame, guilt, or humiliation.
Criminal homicide committed by a person unknown and unrelated to the victim
The use of violence against a target to create fear, or coercion for the purpose of obtaining concessions or rewards or commanding public attention for political cause.
opening oneself up, by either direct or subliminal means, to a criminal response.
Homicide in which the perp intentionally, but without malice, causes the death of another person, as in the hear of passion, in response to a strong provocation, or possibly under severe intoxication
The malicious buring of the dweeling house of another, or even personal property
a felony; the nighttime breaking and entering of the dwelling house of another, with the intention to commit a crime
making or altering a check with intent ti defraud
a deceptive means of obtaining money or property from a victim, who is led to trust the perp
leading a victim to part with property on a voluntary basis through trickery, deceit or misrepresentation
A receiver of stolen property who resells the goods for profit
An act of trickery or deceit
The pursuit of illegal activities through the use of advanced electronic media
stealing goods from stores
A scam in which an individual falsely attempts to claim bankruptcy by taking advantage of existing laws.
operations run by one or more stock manipulators who, through deception and misleading sales techniques seduce the unsuspecting and uniformed public into buying stocks in obscure and often poorly financed corps.
Frequent trading, by a broker, of a clients shares of stock for the sole purpose of generating large commissions.
An act the causes a consumer to surrender money through deceit or a misrepresentation of a material fact
A crime attributed to a corp. but perpetrated by or on the authority of an officer or higher position
corp culture or character and its effect in the actions of the org.
standards and decisions of a corp that produce policies resulting in law abidance or law violation
Corporate due diligence
the crime of withholding or withdrawing without consent, funds entrusted to an agent.
the use of material nonpublic financial info to obtain an unfair advantage in trading securities
crimes committed by an individual for his or her own benefit in the course if performing a perfession
Proactive corporate faults
The failure of a corp. to prevent ethical or legal violations.
Reactive corporate fraud
The failure of a corp to respond responsibly to the discovery of an ethical or legal violation.
Sherman Antitrust Act
1980, congress prohibiting any contact conspiracy or combination of business interesting in restraint of foreign or interstate.
An illegal practice of brokers in which clients are led to believe that the price of a particular stick will rise, thus creating an artificial demand for it.
The imputation of liability from an agent to a principal. employee to a employer
An employee, or interested party, who reports corporate illegalities to authorities
A sociological concept encompassing any violation of the law committed by a person or group of persons in the course of an otherwise respected and legitimate occupation or business enterprise.
The process by which money derived from illegal activities is unlawfully taken out of the country, placed in a numbered account abroad, and then transferred as funds no longer dirty
A procurer or manager of prostitutes who provides access to prostitutes and protects and exploits them, living off their proceeds.
The portrayal by whatever means, of lewd or obscene material prohibited by law
The practice of engaging in sexual activities for hire
Sexual intercourse by mouth or anus; a felony at common law
Sexual intercourse with a person incapable of giving legally relevant consent because of immature or mental or physical condition