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Index Blackmail

Blackmail is an act, often criminal, involving unjustified threats to make a gain—most commonly money or property—or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. [1]

70 relations: Abusive power and control, Administration of Justice Act 1970, Adultery, All England Law Reports, Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice, Black Act, Blacklisting, Blind item, Border Reivers, Coercion, Common law, Consideration, Creditor, Crimes Act 1958, Criminal Appeal Reports, Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing), Criminal damage in English law, Criminal Law Act 1967, Debt collection, Debtor, Driving under the influence, Emotional blackmail, England and Wales, English law, Espionage, Extortion, False imprisonment, FBI files on Elvis Presley, Gang, Geoffrey Lane, Baron Lane, Gossip, Gravamen, Graymail, Greenmail, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, Indictable offence, Intimidation, Irish language, James Atkin, Baron Atkin, Kompromat, Larceny Act 1861, Larceny Act 1916, Lawsuit, Libel Act 1843, Lists of landmark court decisions, Loan shark, Merriam-Webster, Nuclear blackmail, Pizzo (mafia), Poaching, ..., Presumption, Price fixing, Protection racket, Psychoville, Public Order Act 1986, Robbery, Robert Wright, Baron Wright, Scotland, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Lowlands, Scottish Marches, Solicitors Journal, Statute, Substantial truth, Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, Theft Act 1968, Trade association, U.S. state, Webcam blackmail, Whitemail. Expand index (20 more) »

Abusive power and control

Abusive power and control (also controlling behavior, coercive control and sharp power) is the way that an abusive person gains and maintains power and control over another person, as a victim, in order to subject that person to psychological, physical, sexual, or financial abuse.

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Administration of Justice Act 1970

The Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31) is a UK Act of Parliament.

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Adultery (from Latin adulterium) is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds.

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All England Law Reports

The All England Law Reports (abbreviated in citations to All ER) are a long-running series of law reports covering cases from the court system in England and Wales.

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Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice

Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice (usually called simply Archbold) is the leading practitioners' text for criminal lawyers in England & Wales and several other common law jurisdictions around the world.

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Black Act

The Black Act (9 Geo. 1 c. 22) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1723 in response to a series of raids by two groups of poachers, known as the Blacks.

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Blacklisting is the action of a group or authority, compiling a blacklist (or black list) of people, countries or other entities to be avoided or distrusted as not being acceptable to those making the list.

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Blind item

A blind item is a news story, typically in a gossip column, in which the details of the matter are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed.

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Border Reivers

Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

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Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of threats or force.

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Common law

Common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.

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Consideration is a concept of English common law and is a necessity for simple contracts but not for special contracts (contracts by deed).

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A creditor is a party (for example, person, organization, company, or government) that has a claim on the services of a second party.

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Crimes Act 1958

The Crimes Act 1958 is an Act of the Parliament of Victoria.

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Criminal Appeal Reports

The Criminal Appeal Reports are a series of law reports of decisions of the Court of Criminal Appeal, the criminal division of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords from 15 May 1908 onwards.

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Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing)

The Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing), sometimes referred to as the Criminal Appeal (Sentencing) Reports, are a series of law reports of decisions which relate to sentencing.

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Criminal damage in English law

In English law, causing criminal damage was originally a common law offence.

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Criminal Law Act 1967

The Criminal Law Act 1967 (c.58) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Debt collection

Debt collection is the process of pursuing payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses.

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A debtor is an entity that owes a debt to another entity.

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Driving under the influence

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while impaired/driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), or drink-driving (UK) is currently the crime or offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.

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Emotional blackmail

Emotional blackmail and FOG (Fear, obligation or guilt), terms coined by psychotherapist Susan Forward, are about controlling people in relationships and the theory that fear, obligation and guilt ("FOG") are the transactional dynamics at play between the controller and the person being controlled.

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England and Wales

England and Wales is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom.

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English law

English law is the common law legal system of England and Wales, comprising mainly criminal law and civil law, each branch having its own courts and procedures.

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Espionage or spying, is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information.

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Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or institution, through coercion.

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False imprisonment

False imprisonment occurs when a person is restricted in their personal movement within any area without justification or consent.

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FBI files on Elvis Presley

The FBI Files on Elvis Presley consist of records kept by the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning Elvis Presley.

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A gang is a group of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior.

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Geoffrey Lane, Baron Lane

Geoffrey Dawson Lane, Baron Lane, (17 July 1918 – 22 August 2005) was a British Judge who served as Lord Chief Justice of England from 1980 to 1992.

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Gossip is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others; the act is also known as dishing or tattling.

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Gravamen (from Lat. gravare, to weigh down; gravis, heavy), (plural gra·va·mens or gra·vam·i·na), a complaint or grievance, the ground of a legal action, and particularly the more serious part of a charge against an accused person.

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Graymail is the threatened revelation of state secrets in order to manipulate legal proceedings.

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Greenmail or greenmailing is the action of purchasing enough shares in a firm to challenge a firm's leadership with the threat of a hostile takeover to force the target company to buy the purchased shares back at a premium in order to prevent the potential takeover.

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Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (ICLR) is a registered charity based in London, England, that publishes law reports of English law.

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Indictable offence

In many common law jurisdictions (e.g., England and Wales, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore), an indictable offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence).

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Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.

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Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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James Atkin, Baron Atkin

James Richard Atkin, Baron Atkin, PC, FBA (28 November 1867 – 25 June 1944), known as Dick Atkin, was a lawyer and judge of Irish, Welsh and Australian origin, who practised in England and Wales.

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In Russian politics, kompromat, short for "compromising material" (компрометирующий материал), is damaging information about a politician or other public figure used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty.

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Larceny Act 1861

The Larceny Act 1861 (24 & 25 Vict c 96) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it then was).

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Larceny Act 1916

The Larceny Act 1916 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

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Libel Act 1843

The Libel Act 1843, commonly known as, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Lists of landmark court decisions

Landmark court decisions, in present-day common law legal systems, establish precedents that determine a significant new legal principle or concept, or otherwise substantially affect the interpretation of existing law.

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Loan shark

A loan shark is a person or body who offers loans at extremely high interest rates usually without holding relevant authorization from the local financial regulator (illegally).

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Merriam–Webster, Incorporated is an American company that publishes reference books which is especially known for its dictionaries.

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Nuclear blackmail

Nuclear blackmail is a form of nuclear strategy in which an aggressor uses the threat of use of nuclear weapons to force an adversary to perform some action or make some concessions.

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Pizzo (mafia)

The pizzo is protection money paid to the Mafia often in the form of a forced transfer of money, resulting in extortion.

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Poaching has been defined as the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights.

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In the law of evidence, a presumption of a particular fact can be made without the aid of proof in some situations.

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Price fixing

Price fixing is an agreement between participants on the same side in a market to buy or sell a product, service, or commodity only at a fixed price, or maintain the market conditions such that the price is maintained at a given level by controlling supply and demand.

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Protection racket

A protection racket is a scheme whereby a group provides protection to businesses or other groups through violence outside the sanction of the law—in other words, a racket that sells security, traditionally physical security but now also computer security.

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Psychoville is a BBC sitcom-psychological horror, written by and starring The League of Gentlemen members Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

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Public Order Act 1986

The Public Order Act 1986 (c 64) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear.

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Robert Wright, Baron Wright

Robert Alderson Wright, Baron Wright, (15 October 1869 – 27 June 1964) was a British judge.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.

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Scottish Lowlands

The Lowlands (the Lallans or the Lawlands; a' Ghalldachd, "the place of the foreigner") are a cultural and historic region of Scotland.

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Scottish Marches

Scottish Marches was the term used for the Anglo-Scottish border during the late medieval and early modern eras, characterised by violence and cross-border raids.

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Solicitors Journal

Solicitors Journal was a weekly legal journal published in the United Kingdom by Wilmington plc.

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A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a city, state, or country.

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Substantial truth

Substantial truth is a legal doctrine affecting libel and slander laws in common law jurisdictions such as the United States or the United Kingdom.

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Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

The Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c 16) is an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

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Theft Act 1968

The Theft Act 1968 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Trade association

A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.

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U.S. state

A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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Webcam blackmail

Webcam blackmail is a crime where an online attacker lures victims into taking off their clothes on camera and, usually secretly, allowing them to record a video.

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Whitemail, coined as an opposite to blackmail, has several meanings.

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