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Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is an unlawful entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offence. [1]

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The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited Great Britain from the 5th century.

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Anti-climb paint

Anti-climb paint (also known as non-drying paint, anti-intruder paint, anti-vandal grease) is a class of paint consisting of a thick oily coating that is applied with a stiff brush, trowel or by hand using a protective glove.

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Arson is the crime of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, dumpsters, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage.

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In etymology, back-formation is the process of creating a new lexeme, usually by removing actual or supposed affixes.

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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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British English

British English is the English language as spoken and written in Great Britain or, more broadly, throughout the British Isles.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a federal government agency belonging to the U.S. Department of Justice and a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.

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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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Clifton Park, New York

Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States.

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Common law

Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals that decide individual cases, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.

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Consolidated Laws of New York

The Consolidated Laws of the State of New York are the codification of the permanent laws of a general nature of New York enacted by the New York State Legislature.

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Cox's Criminal Cases

Cox's Criminal Cases are a series of law reports of cases decided from 1843 to 26 June 1941.

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Criminal Code of Canada

The Criminal Code or Code criminel is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which has been selectively bred for millennia for various behaviors, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes.

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Dog bite

Dog bites or dog attacks are attacks on humans by feral or domestic dogs.

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Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

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The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime.

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Frank Schmalleger

Frank Schmalleger is the director of the Justice Research Association.

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Gentleman thief

A gentleman thief, lady thief, or in the East, is a particularly well-behaved and apparently well-bred thief.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Germanic languages

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Central Europe, Western and Northern Europe.

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Grievous bodily harm

Grievous bodily harm (often abbreviated to GBH) is a technical term used in English criminal law which has become synonymous with the offences that are created by sections 18 and 20 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

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Home invasion

In the United States, a home invasion is an illegal and usually forceful entry to an occupied, private dwelling with violent intent to commit a crime against the occupants, such as robbery, assault, rape, murder, or kidnapping.

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Hot prowl burglary

A hot prowl burglary is a sub-type of burglary in which the offender enters a building or residence while occupants are inside the location.

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Hybrid offence

A hybrid offence, dual offence, Crown option offence, dual procedure offence, or wobbler is one of the special class offences in the common law jurisdictions where the case may be prosecuted either summarily or as indictment.

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Identity theft

Identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name.

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Inchoate offense

An inchoate offense, inchoate offence, preliminary crime, or inchoate crime is a crime of preparing for or seeking to commit another crime.

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Indictable offence

In many common law jurisdictions (e.g. England and Wales, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand), 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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An indictment, in the common law system, is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime.

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Intention (criminal law)

In criminal law, intent is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability crime.

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In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful taking away or transportation of a person against that person's will, usually to hold the person unlawfully.

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Law of Florida

The law of Florida consists of several levels, including constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law, as well as case law and local law.

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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Matthew Hale (jurist)

Sir Matthew Hale SL (1 November 1609 — 25 December 1676) was an influential English barrister, judge and lawyer most noted for his treatise Historia Placitorum Coronæ, or The History of the Pleas of the Crown.

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A misdemeanor (American English) or misdemeanour (British English) is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems.

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Moritz College of Law

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is a public law school and charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc) or Anglo-Saxon is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Pearson Education

Pearson Education is a British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well as directly to students.

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R v Collins

R v Collins 1973 QB 100 is a case decided by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales which examined the meaning of "enters as a trespasser" in the definition of burglary.

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Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person's consent.

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Safety and security window film

Safety and security window films are polyester, or PET films that are applied to glass and glazing in order to hold them together if the glass is shattered (similar to laminated glass).

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Scots law

Scots law is the legal system of Scotland.

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Security alarm

A security alarm is a system designed to detect intrusion – unauthorized entry – into a building or area.

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Self-defense or self-defence (see spelling differences) is a countermeasure that involves defending the well-being of oneself or of another from harm.

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Sexual Offences Act 2003

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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

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In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.

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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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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.

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Twilight is the illumination of the Earth's lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon.

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Vandalism is "action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property".

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Watergate scandal

The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.

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Wiktionary (whose name is a blend of the words wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary of all words in all languages.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burglary

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