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Business_Law_chap_3_vocab - Larceny the act of taking and...

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Ben Quach Business Law vocabulary Chap 3 Crime - an offense against the public at large punishable by the official governing body of a nation or state. Tort – a private wrong that injures another person physical well being, property, or reputation. Treason – the levying of war against the united states , or the giving of aid and comfort to the nations enemies. Felony – a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in a federal or state prison for a term exceeding one year. Misdemeanor – a less serious crime that is generally punishable by a fine and prison sentence of not more than one year. White collar crime- a term used to describe various crimes that typically do not involve force or violence committed by and against businesses. Arson – the willful or malicious act of causing the burning of another’s property. Burning to defraud – a special category of crime providing for the punishment of persons who burn their own property with the aim of collecting insurance money.
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Unformatted text preview: Larceny- the act of taking and carrying away the personal property of another without the right to do so. Robbery – the taking of property in the possession of another person against that persons will. Bribery – the act of offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting something of value to influence official action or the discharge of a public duty. False pretenses – a broad category of crimes that involve activities intended to deceive others or to obtain goods by making false claims. Forgery – the false making or alteration of a writing with the intent to defraud. Perjury- the crime of intentionally giving false oral statements under oath. Extortion – the act of taking of demanding money or other property from someone by using force or threats. Embezzlement- the wrongful taking of money or other property that has been entrusted to a person as a part of his or her job....
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