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Vocabulary for Crime! Improve your English vocabulary by learning English terms for crime and punishment through pictures and examples. If you are unlucky enough to be a victim of crime while visiting an English-speaking nation, it is critical that you can express the circumstances to the authorities when they ask about what happened. This is an important word to have in your vocabulary since it will help you stay safe.
Knowing crime vocabulary is particularly beneficial for hearing and reading English because it is a topic that frequently occurs in the news, TV shows, and other media, allowing you to recognise words and phrases and so grasp what is being said.
Crime Vocabulary with Pictures
Crime and Punishment Words
- Police officer
- Court reporter
- Defense attorney
- Drug trafficking
- Sexual assault
Crime Vocabulary Words With Useful Examples
Defendant: The person accused of committing a crime and facing legal proceedings.
Suspect: An individual who is believed to have committed a crime but has not yet been proven guilty.
Police officer: He was arrested for obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties.
Fraud: Deceptive or dishonest conduct for personal gain, often involving deceit, trickery, or false representation.
Detective: An investigator within the police force who specializes in gathering evidence and solving crimes.
Gavel: A small wooden hammer used by a judge to maintain order and make decisions in a courtroom.
Gun: A handheld firearm designed to project force by discharging projectiles.
Handcuffs: Restraining devices used by law enforcement to secure the wrists of a person under arrest or custody.
Terrorism: Acts of violence, often targeting civilians, carried out for ideological, political, or religious purposes to create fear and panic.
Jail: A facility where individuals convicted of crimes serve short-term sentences or await trial.
Fingerprint: The fingerprint expert was called to testify in court.
Badge: The policeman’s badge deflected the bullet.
Theft: Unlawfully taking someone else’s property without consent or permission.
Defense attorney: A legal professional who represents the accused individual (defendant) in a criminal trial.
Witness: A person who observes a crime or has relevant information and provides testimony during legal proceedings.
Court reporter: A trained professional who records verbatim transcripts of court proceedings and testimonies.
Judge: An impartial legal professional who presides over court proceedings, interprets the law, and delivers judgments.
Kidnapping: The unlawful act of taking someone against their will, often for ransom or other illicit purposes.
Cybercrime: Criminal activities carried out using computers or the internet, such as hacking, identity theft, or online fraud.