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In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. One proposed definition is that a crime or offence is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society, or the state. Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.

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Organizations relating to Crime

Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science / Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Est. 1983
Eurosafe / Holmfirth, UK / Est. 1988
International Association of Prosecutors / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1995
Lepidopterists' Society / Edmonton AB, Canada / Est. 1947
United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1997
International Association of Crime Analysts / Overland Park KS, USA / Est. 1990
Equipe de recherche internationale en sciences criminelles / Aix-en-Provence, France
Arab Interior Ministers' Council / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 1982
European Anti-Fraud Office / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Nordic Entomologists Conference / Ås, Norway
Foundation for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court / Washington Depot CT, USA / Est. 1970
Council for International Congresses of Dipterology / London, UK / Est. 1986
Topography of Terror Foundation / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1992
Forum Regional Security Committee / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1991
Prison Fellowship International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1979
Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1992
Treaty for the Extradition of Criminals and for Protection Against Anarchism / Est. 1902
International Sericultural Commission / Bangalore, India / Est. 1948
Asian Anti-Counterfeit Association / Est. 2004
International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme / Milan, Italy / Est. 1991
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre - Narcotics / Est. 2007
Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group / London, UK / Est. 1998
Nordic Cooperation Group for Forest Entomology / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1955
International Money Laundering Information Network / Vienna, Austria
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Crime

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Violent sports fans
Government sanctioned killing
Unethical practices in politics
Misuse of spiritual authority for sexual purposes
Ineffective war crime prosecution
Gender abortions
Avoidance of copyright
Corporate control of genetic material
Juvenile delinquency
Organized crime
Aerial piracy
Toxic waste smuggling
Computer-based crime
Criminal trespass
Ghost employees
Neglect of victims of crime
Unethical practices
Evasion of customs and excise duties

Action Strategies relating to Crime

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Prosecuting racially motivated crime

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