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, fraud), sexual crime (rape, sexual assault, harassment), violent crime (assault, battery, homicide), and war crimes (genocide, slavery, treaty violation).
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