Individuals subjected to and adversely affected by criminal activity. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Unlawful act of taking property.
The killing of one person by another.
Persons who have committed a crime or have been convicted of a crime.
Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.
The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.
The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.
The branch of psychology which investigates the psychology of crime with particular reference to the personality factors of the criminal.
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
The doctrines and policies of the Nazis or the National Social German Workers party, which ruled Germany under Adolf Hitler from 1933-1945. These doctrines and policies included racist nationalism, expansionism, and state control of the economy. (from Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. and American Heritage College Dictionary, 3d ed.)
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Criminal acts committed during, or in connection with, war, e.g., maltreatment of prisoners, willful killing of civilians, etc.
The study of crime and criminals with special reference to the personality factors and social conditions leading toward, or away from crime.
A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
The transmission and reproduction of transient images of fixed or moving objects. An electronic system of transmitting such images together with sound over a wire or through space by apparatus that converts light and sound into electrical waves and reconverts them into visible light rays and audible sound. (From Webster, 3rd ed)
Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.
Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Membranous appendage of fish and other aquatic organisms used for locomotion or balance.
Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.
Persons who donate their services.
The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.
Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.
Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.