• 1. Arson - willful and malicious burning of a person's property.
    2. Vandalism - willful distruction of, or damage to, the property of another.
    3. Larceny - unlawful taking and carrying away of the property of another person with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it.
    4. Shoplifting - taking items from a store without paying or intending to pay for them.
    5. Concealment - attempted shoplifting
    6. Embezzlement - unlawful taking of property by someone to whom it was entrusted.
    7. Robbery - unlawful taking of property from a person's immediate possession by force or intimidation.
    8. Extortion - also known as blackmail, the use of threats to obtain the property of another.
    9. Burglary - unauthorized entry into any structure with the intent to commit a crime.
    10. Forgery - crime in which a person falsely makes or alters a writing or document with the intent to defraud.
    11. Uttering - offering to someone as genuine a document (such as a check) known to be fake.
    12. receiving stolen property - receiving or buying property that you know or have reason to believe is stolen
    13. Unauthorized use of a vehicle - unlawfully taking a persons vehicle without the owner's consent
    14. Carjacking - using force or intimidation to steal a car from the driver
    15. hackers - a person who illegally accesses government or corporate computer systems.

    16. Alibi - A Latin word meaning "elsewhere", an excuse or plea that a person was somewhere else at the tie a crime was committed
    17. DNA evidence - biological evidence, derived from testing samples of human tissues and fluids, that genetically links an offender to a crime.
    18. infancy - the legal defense of a person considered not yet legally responsible for his or her actions; the time before which a person becomes entitled to the legal rights and responsibilities normally held by citizens.
    19. intoxication - a state of drunkenness or similar condition created by the use of drugs or alcohol.
    20. insanity defense - defense raised by a criminal defendant stating that because of mental disease or defect, the defendant should not be held responsible for the crime committed.
    21. duress - unlawful pressure on a person to do something that he or she would not otherwise do. 
    22. necessity - a defense to a criminal charge that shows a just or lawful reason for the defendant's conduct.

    23. arrest - to take a person suspected of a crime into custody
    24. arrest warrant - a court-ordered document authorizing the police to arrest an individual on a specific charge
    25. Probable Cause - a reasonable belief, known personally or through reliable sources, that a specific person has committed a crime
    26. drug courier profile - using commonly held notions of what typical drug couriers look and act like in order to be able to question a person without establishing individualized suspicion
    27. corroborate - to confirm information
    28. reasonable suspicion - evidence that justifies an officer in stopping and questioning an individual believed to be involved in criminal activity
    29. stop and frisk - to "pat down" or search the outer clothing of someone whom the police believe is acting suspiciously
    30. exclusionary rule - a legal rule that generally prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence against the defendant at trial.
    31. search warrant - a court order issued by a judge or magistrate, giving police the power to search a person or to enter a building to search for and seize items related to a crime.
    32. bona fide - valid under or in compliance with the law
    33. affidavit - a written statement of facts sworn to or made under oath before someone authorized to administer an oath.
    34. contraband - any items that are illegal to possess.
    35. interrogate - to question a witness or suspected criminal.
    36. self-incrimination - giving evidence and answering questions that would tend to subject one to criminal prosecution.