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criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife abduction
criminal assist abet
criminal's encourager or helper accessory , accomplice
partner in criminal activity accessory , accomplice , confederate , henchman
defendant in a criminal proceeding accused
principle pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty' (or nolo contendere); in civil law it must contain denials of all allegations in the plaintiff's comp answer
act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) apprehension , arrest , catch , collar , pinch , taking into custody
burning of property, criminal arson
criminal who illegally sets fire to property arsonist , firebug , incendiary
goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment Ate
(criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial bail , bail bond , bond
criminal offense of making false statements under oath bearing false witness , lying under oath , perjury
particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet bill of Particulars
bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse BJA , Bureau of Justice Assistance
agency in the Department of Justice that is the primary source of criminal justice statistics for federal and local policy makers BJS , Bureau of Justice Statistics
criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them blackmailer , extortioner , extortionist
criminal hunter who seeks the reward bounty hunter
trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent break-in , breaking and entering , housebreaking
criminal bandit brigand
criminal act caper
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