CRIME AND DEVIANCE SELECTED KEY
Repeat Offender: a person who has previously offended against the law, often someone who
may be deemed incorrigible.
Grand Theft Auto: the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle (such as
an automobile, truck, bus, coach, motorcycle, snowmobile, trailer).
Consensual Crimes: a public order crime that involves more than one participant, all of whom
give their consent as willing participants in an activity that is unlawful.
Vagrancy: the state of living as a vagrant; homelessness.
Entrapment: is when a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense which the
person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit.
The “John”: a prostitute's client.
Edwin Sutherland: an American sociologist. He is considered as one of the most influential
criminologists of the twentieth century. He was a sociologist of the symbolic interactionist school
of thought and is best known for defining differential association which is a general theory of
crime and delinquency that explains how deviants come to learn the motivations and the
technical knowledge for deviant or criminal activity.
Mugging: attack and rob (someone) in a public place.
Copyright Infringement: Transmission, distribution, or storage of any information, data or
material in violation of United States or state regulation or law, or by the common law, is
Price Fixing: an agreement between participants on the same side in a market to buy or sell a
product, service, or commodity only at a fixed price, or maintain the market conditions such that
the price is maintained at a given level by controlling supply and demand.
Insider Trading: the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage
through having access to confidential information.
Forgery: the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or
obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person's name
to any such writing whether or not it is also the forger's name.