Refers to activity that violates a society's or international body's established legal codes. Such activity typically violates the community's social mores, and is undertaken in both opportunistic and organized fashions. Crime is typically subdivided into property crime (robbery, theft, fencing, ...

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Was there ever any organization of thieves or pickpockets?

Can anyone suggest any historical examples of an established group specifically dedicated to organized thievery (any combination of property based crimes such as pick-pocketing, lock-picking, fencing, ...
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Did Britain send convicts to Canada during the colonial era?

During the colonial era before the American War of Independence, Britain sent convicts to its North American colonies which eventually became the USA, but did Britain also send convicts to those ...