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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

International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law / Vancouver BC, Canada / Est. 1987
International Association of Law and Forensic Sciences
Asian Anti-Counterfeit Association / Est. 2004
CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security / Port-of-Spain, Trinidad-Tobago / Est. 2006
Academia Iberoamericana de Criminalistica y Estudios Forenses / Alcala de Henares, Spain / Est. 2004
Pacific Transnational Crime Network / Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Association internationale des criminologues de langue française / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1987
Asian Criminological Society / Macau, Macau
Asociación Latinoamericana de Derecho Penal y Criminologia / Est. 2011
South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology / Rajapalayam, India
United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1997
Forum Regional Security Committee / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1991
Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1972
European Designing Out Crime Association / Amsterdam, Netherlands
International Committee of Memorial Museums for the Remembrance of Victims of Public Crimes / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea / New York NY, USA / Est. 2011
Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2007
Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2002
Foundation for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court / Est. 1970
International Money Laundering Information Network / Vienna, Austria
Crime Writers of Scandinavia / Est. 1991
International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice / Dundee, UK / Est. 1978
European Criminal Law Academic Network / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2004
Congrès international de médecine légale et de médecine sociale de langue française / Saint-Étienne, France / Est. 1911
Task Force on Organized Crime in the Baltic Sea Region / Tallinn, Estonia
Alliance Against Biopiracy / Est. 2002
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators / Clinton NY, USA / Est. 1953
Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme / Croydon, UK / Est. 2012
Fight the Fakes / Geneva, Switzerland
International Anti-Poaching Foundation / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Est. 2009
African Criminology and Justice Association / Princess Anne MD, USA / Est. 2000
International Police Commission / Sacramento CA, USA / Est. 2000
Committee for an Effective International Criminal Law / Konstanz, Germany / Est. 1998
International Association for the Study of Organized Crime / Est. 1984
Transnational Crime and Corruption Center / Arlington VA, USA / Est. 1995
International Criminal Justice and Weapons Control Center / Chicago IL, USA
Enough - Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2007
Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court / New York NY, USA
International Forensic Centre of Excellence for the Investigation of Genocide / Swindon, UK / Est. 2001
International State Crime Research Consortium / Norfolk VA, USA / Est. 2009
TRIAL International / Geneva, Switzerland
International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology / Pismo Beach CA, USA / Est. 1954
Arab Organization for Social Defence Against Crime / Est. 1960
Convention for the creation of an international criminal court
Caribbean Council of Forensic Laboratory Heads / Est. 2000
Nordisk Kriminalpolitiunion
World Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Association / Brussels, Belgium
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / Est. 1994
Scandinavian Criminal Law Committee / Est. 1960

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World Problems relating to Crime

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ineffective war crime prosecution
Juvenile delinquency
Toxic waste smuggling
Corporate control of genetic material
Avoidance of copyright
Computer-based crime
Organized crime
Gender abortions
Misuse of spiritual authority for sexual purposes
Aerial piracy
Discrimination against women in health care
Psychotic violence
Maltreatment of prisoners by fellow inmates
Securities and commodities exchange violations
Journalistic irresponsibility
Criminal harassment
Criminal contempt
Aiding consummation of crime

Action Strategies relating to Crime

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Investigating murder
Investigating mass-murder
Inciting murder
Punishing criminals with prison programme
Ignoring patents
Correcting professional misconduct by psychiatrists
Protecting software
Combatting illegal immigration
Defining criminal offences against the environment
Protecting the environment through criminal prosecution
Acknowledging criminal insanity
Punishing war criminals
Strengthening cooperative security measures
Combatting international crime
Opposing international criminal court
Providing international criminal court
Correcting professional misconduct
Correcting misconduct
Demanding accountability for anti-social behaviour
Investigating war crimes
Prosecuting war crimes

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