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Soliciting to murder

Soliciting to murder is a statutory offence of incitement in England and Wales and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In common parlance, the act of soliciting to murder may be thought of as "hiring a hitman", though the word "hiring" ...

                                               

Staged crash

A staged crash is when drivers maneuver unsuspecting motorists into crashes in order to make false insurance claims. The cars generally suffer little damage in relation to the large demand that is then fraudulently submitted. In 2011, a group of ...

                                               

Stalking

Stalking is unwanted and/or repeated surveillance by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are interrelated to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. The term stal ...

                                               

Stouthrief

Stouthrief is the Scottish criminal offence of use or threat of violence against a householder who defends themselves during a housebreaking; it is additional to any associated robbery offence. It is to be distinguished from the offence of Hamesu ...

                                               

Stowaway

A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an aircraft, a train, cargo truck or bus. Sometimes, the purpose is to get from one place to another without paying for transportation. In other cases, the goal is to enter ano ...

                                               

Subornation of perjury

In American law, Scots law, and under the laws of some English-speaking Commonwealth nations, subornation of perjury is the crime of persuading a person to commit perjury, which is the swearing of a false oath to tell the truth in a legal proceed ...

                                               

Sucker punch

A sucker punch or cold-cock) is a punch made without warning or while the recipient is distracted, allowing no time for preparation or defense on the part of the recipient. The term is generally used in situations where the way in which the punch ...

                                               

Summary offence

A summary offence is a crime in some common law jurisdictions that can be proceeded against summarily, without the right to a jury trial and/or indictment.

                                               

Tampering (crime)

Tampering can refer to many forms of sabotage but the term is often used to mean intentional modification of products in a way that would make them harmful to the consumer. This threat has prompted manufacturers to make products that are either d ...

                                               

Threat

A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conf ...

                                               

Treachery (law)

Treachery is an offence in several countries. Both of the Australian and British offences were derived from or inspired by the related offence of treason. The name treachery was chosen because it is a synonym for treason.

                                               

Treason

In law, treason is criminal disloyalty, typically to the state. It is a crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against ones nation or sovereign. This usually includes things such as participating in a war against ones native country, att ...

                                               

Trespass

Trespass is an area of criminal law or tort law broadly divided into three groups: trespass to the person, trespass to chattels and trespass to land. Trespass to the person historically involved six separate trespasses: threats, assault, battery, ...

                                               

Taking without owner's consent

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland taking without owners consent, also referred to as unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle describes any unauthorised use of a car or other conveyance that does not constitute theft. A similar offence, known ...

                                               

Unlawful assembly

Unlawful assembly is a legal term to describe a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace. If the group is about to start the act of disturbance, it is termed a rout; if the disturbance is commenced, it is then ...

                                               

Unlicensed broadcasting

Unlicensed broadcasting, also called pirate broadcasting is a term used for any type of broadcasting without a broadcast license. Some unlicensed broadcasting, such as certain low-power broadcasting, may be legal. For example, in the United State ...

                                               

Usury

Usury is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans that unfairly enrich the lender. The term may be used in a moral sense - condemning, taking advantage of others misfortunes - or in a legal sense, where an interest rate is charg ...

                                               

Uttering

Uttering is a crime involving a person with the intent to defraud that knowingly sells, publishes or passes a forged or counterfeited document. More specifically, forgery creates a falsified document and uttering is the act of knowingly passing o ...

                                               

Valet boy

Valet boy is a term used in some countries to refer to young people who ask for fees from those who park at the roadside. Valet boys usually work in groups, and demand an RM 1-5 "parking fee" from car owners, under an agreement that they will pro ...

                                               

Vandalism

Vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. The definition of vandalism allows to distinguish hostile behavior aimed to damage or destroy the object, instrumental behavior consisting of dam ...

                                               

War profiteering

A war profiteer is any person or organization that makes unreasonable profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. The term typically carries strong negative connotations. General profiteering, making an unreasona ...

                                               

Websleuths

Websleuths is an internet community that is focused on crime and missing persons. The privately owned Websleuths LLC maintains a forum for registered users to discuss and classify information related to crimes, trials and unsolved cases, which th ...

                                               

Witness tampering

Witness tampering is the act of attempting to improperly influence, alter or prevent the testimony of witnesses within criminal or civil proceedings. Witness tampering and reprisals against witnesses in organized crime cases have been a difficult ...

                                               

Annie Aves

Isabel Annie Aves was a New Zealand abortionist. She was born in Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand on 18 March 1887. Aves ran an abortion business from her home in Napier using sea-tangle tents which, when inserted into the cervical canal, absorbe ...

                                               

Bubba the Love Sponge

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is an American radio personality and businessman who is the host of The Bubba the Love Sponge Show on the flagship station WWBA in Tampa, Florida, and the subscription service Bubba Army Radio.

                                               

Ken Dodd

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as "the last great music hall entertainer", and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances. A lifelong resident of Knotty Ash in Liverpool, ...

                                               

Arun Ferreira

Arun Ferreira is an Indian activist. He was arrested in 2007 for alleged links to the Indian Naxalite movement and spent five years in prison before he was acquitted in 2012. He began a career as a criminal lawyer defending political prisoners. H ...

                                               

Åke Green

Åke Green is a Swedish Pentecostal Christian pastor who was prosecuted, but acquitted, under Swedens law against hate speech because of critical opinions on homosexuality in his sermons. The district court found him guilty and sentenced him to on ...

                                               

Werner Grothmann

Werner Grothmann was a mid-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany and aide-de-camp to the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, from 1940 until Himmlers death in 1945.

                                               

Peter Hain

Peter Gerald Hain, Baron Hain, is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Neath between 1991 and 2015, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the Leader of the House of Commons from ...

                                               

John Kasper

John Kasper was an activist and Ku Klux Klan member who took a militant stand against racial integration during the civil rights movement.

                                               

Oliver H. Langeland

Oliver Hansen Langeland was a Norwegian military officer and civil servant. He had careers in both civil service and the military, and is best known as leader of Milorg District 13 from 1942 to 1944.

                                               

Ivar Lissner

Born to a German-Jewish father, Robert Lissner, and mother Charlotte Lissner nee Gensz, Lissner was Baltic German of Jewish ancestry. His father was a Kommerzienrat commerce councilor and businessman who owned cork factories and other enterprises ...

                                               

Spyridon Louis

Spyridon Louis, commonly known as Spyros Louis, was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Following his victory, he was celebrated as a national hero. A former soldier, Louis was encourag ...

                                               

Vince McMahon

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, and billionaire businessman. He has worked in the corporate area of the WWE and behind the scenes since taking over the company fro ...

                                               

Cynthia Payne

Cynthia Payne was an English brothel keeper and party hostess who made headlines in the 1970s and 1980s, when she was convicted of running a brothel at 32 Ambleside Avenue, in Streatham, a southwestern suburb of London.

                                               

Pomponia Graecina

Pomponia Graecina was a noble Roman woman of the 1st century who was related to the Julio-Claudian dynasty. She was the wife of Aulus Plautius, the general who led the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 AD, and was renowned as one of the few people ...

                                               

Abu Qatada

Abu Qatada al-Filistini AH -boo kə- TAH -də ; Arabic: أبو قتادة الفلسطيني ‎, ’Abū Qatāda al-Filistīnī), born Omar Mahmoud Othman in 1959/1960, is a Salafi cleric and Jordanian national. Described in the international press as "an imposing-looking ...

                                               

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope was a plowshares group of women who damaged a BAE Hawk advanced trainer aircraft at the British Aerospace Warton Aerodrome site near Preston, England, in 1996. As they stated in the explanatory video film left in the aircraft after ...

                                               

Tom Spiegel

Thomas Spiegel is an American banker and investor. He was former chief executive of the failed Columbia Savings & Loan. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Linq3, a technology firm specializing in the lottery industry.

                                               

Bill Sutch

William Ball Sutch was a New Zealand economist, historian, writer, public servant, public intellectual. He was suspected of being a Soviet spy and in 1974, he was charged with trying to pass New Zealand Government information to the Soviet Union. ...

                                               

John Terry

John George Terry is an English professional football coach and former player who played as a centre back. He was previously captain of Chelsea, the England national team and Aston Villa; he is the assistant head coach at the latter. A strong, te ...

                                               

Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe was a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for North Devon from 1959 to 1979, and as leader of the Liberal Party between 1967 and 1976. In May 1979 he was tried at the Old Bailey on charges of conspiracy an ...

                                               

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Mark Williams-Thomas

Mark Alan Williams-Thomas is an English investigative journalist and former police officer. He is best known for exposing Jimmy Savile as a paedophile in The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, a television documentary he presented and as the presenter a ...

                                               

Delfo Zorzi

Delfo Zorzi/Roi Hagen was born in Arzignano, near Vicenza, Italy, on July 3, 1947, the city where his family dealt in furs. In 1968 he moved to Naples to study Asian languages. He graduated with a PhD.Thesis on Bushidō, a Japanese code of conduct ...

                                               

Rex Armistead

Rex Armistead was a private detective, Mississippi Highway Patrol officer, and the leading operative for the since disbanded Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. Later, he was heavily involved as an investigator for the Arkansas Project, a c ...

                                               

Cynthia Bathurst

Cynthia Bathurst is an animal welfare advocate, winner of a national veterinary award, and founder and director of Safe Humane Chicago, a nonprofit which includes the first of its kind Court Case Dog Program.

                                               

Thomas F. Byrnes

Thomas F. Byrnes was an Irish-born American police officer, who served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from 1880 until 1895, who popularized the terms "rogues gallery" and "third degree".

                                               

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician. He served as the 47th governor of New York from 1943 to 1954. In 1944, he was the Republican Partys nominee for president. He lost the 1944 election to President Franklin D. ...

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