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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

CRIME AND DEVIANCE SELECTED KEY TERMS DEFINITIONS 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 prostitutes 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 prohibited. 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 ones 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 persons name to any such writing whether or not it is also the forgers name.
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