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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / Crime
English term or phrase:index crime
Index Crimes Committed in the U.S.
A crime is any act that is labeled as such by those in authority, prohibited by law, and/or punishable by the government. The most important components of the criminal-justice system are police, courts, and corrections.
Have students study the examples of index crimes in the U.S. before they attempt to write a general definition of crime. Then have them brainstorm the steps involved with bringing a criminal to justice.