Reviewing Your Vocabulary:
Aggravated assault: Wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering the life of a victim.
Aggravated sexual assault: Sexual assault that involves wounding, maiming, disfiguring or endangering the life of a victim.
Assault: Threatened or actual physical contact without consent.
Assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm: Injuring a person in a way that has serious consequences for the victim’s health.
Breaking and entering: Breaking or opening something in order to enter the premises without permission with the intent to commit an indictable offence.
Colour of right: The honest belief that a person owns or has permission to use an item.
Controlled substance: Any drug listed in Schedules I to V of the
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Culpable homicide: A killing for which the accused can be held legally responsible. Disorderly house: A common bawdy, betting or gaming house.
First-degree murder: A killing that is planned and deliberate, is contracted, causes the death of a peace officer, or is committed during another serious crime.
Fraud: Intentionally deceiving someone in order to cause a loss of property, money, or service.
Homicide: The killing of another human being, either directly or indirectly.
Hybrid or dual procedure offence: An offence that the crown can try either as a summary or indictable offence.
Indictable offence: A more serious crime that carries a heavier penalty.
Infanticide: The killing of a newborn by the child’s mother.
Mischief: Wilfully destroying or damaging property or data, interfering with the lawful use of property or data, or interfering with any person in the lawful use of property or data.
Money laundering: Transferring cash or other property to conceal its illegal origin.
Murder: The intentional killing of another human being.
Non-culpable homicide: A killing for which a person can be held legally responsible.
Possession: The state of having knowledge of a control over something.
Prostitution: The act of engaging in sexual services for money.