But if you take my bodily integrity without my consent, it's not a crime at all, unless you also use force.
Even if Woods managed to avoid directly implicating his wife in a crime, there's apt to be plenty of forensic evidence.
When Americans think about ordinary matters of crime and punishment, economics are key.
Not a crime, by any means, but why, I shake my fist at the sky, why did they have to go there?
Then it suggested a security guard who had actually died two months before the crime had taken place was the man responsible.
One can show his sense of the magnitude of his crime even by the manner of defending it.
The gayety of a light-hearted maiden is often unmixed with boldness, or crime.
You are about to visit our country to seek revenge for this crime.
He was therefore condemned, and perished on the scaffold for the crime.
I have never before been brought in contact with a crime of this magnitude.
mid-13c., "sinfulness," from Old French crimne (12c., Modern French crime), from Latin crimen (genitive criminis) "charge, indictment, accusation; crime, fault, offense," perhaps from cernere "to decide, to sift" (see crisis). But Klein (citing Brugmann) rejects this and suggests *cri-men, which originally would have been "cry of distress" (Tucker also suggests a root in "cry" words and refers to English plaint, plaintiff, etc.). Meaning "offense punishable by law" is from late 14c. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by facen, also "deceit, fraud, treachery." Crime wave first attested 1893, American English.