An offense against persons or property that is committed primarily by members of the lower social classes. Often referred to as "street crime" or "ordinary crime," this type of offense is the one most upsetting to the public.
A field of criminology that examines the role the victim plays in precipitating a criminal incident and the impact of crimes on victims.
Annually published statistical summary of crimes reported to the police, based on voluntary reports to the FBI by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Uniform Crime reports
An act, usually done for ideological purposes, that constituates a threat against the state (such as treason, sedition, or espionage) or a criminal act by a state.
A framework for the perpetration of criminal acts - usually in fields, such as gambling, drugs, and prostitution - providing illegal services that are in great demand.
Criminal offense committed through opportunities created in a legal business or occupation
Interviews of samples of the U.S. population conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to determine the number and types of criminal victimization and thus the intent of unreported as well as reported crime
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Offenses prohibited by law but not wrong in themselves
Offenses that are wrong by their very nature
Mala in se
Offenses that involve the use of one or more computers
Offenses involving a willing and private exchange of illegal goods or services that are in strong demand. Participants do not feel they are being harmed, but these crimes are prosecuted on the ground that society as a whole is being harmed.