kill is also murder
could you add these because there also crimes:
E.G. twenty-two is one word as opposed to two
So.... breaking-and-entering is one word then?
You can't just add hyphens and call it a new word.
To ask for 'kidnap' to be accepted is like asking for 'Solicit' or 'Burgle' (or, conversely 'Murdering')
So, the Quizmaster is entirely correct in refusing to allow kidnap.
I agree with kdc4 - robbery and mugging require force or its threat whereas theft does not. Therefore theft should NOT be accepted.
@BazMcHat - unless it has changed since I left UK law school 30 years ago, libel IS a criminal offence in the UK (whereas slander is not). Both are torts (as indeed are most crimes).
Despite all the above, I only got 4 as I couldn't think of Poaching.
So if you go behind the counter at KFC to throw onion rings at the staff, you're technically guilty of burglary. And who among us can say we haven't been tempted?
Robbery is theft using violence or the threat of violence. The penalties are much more severe than mere theft. If you stole a $100 watch, you might not even get jail time. But point a gun at someone and steal an identical watch, and you’re likely looking at years in prison.
TL;DR: The terms ‘burglary’, ‘robbery’, and ‘theft’ are literally different crimes, with different requirements and very different sentences. Burglary doesn’t require theft; theft cannot include violence; and robbers must use violence. They are not interchangeable.
P.S. I’m a lawyer; we nitpick professionally.
Very fun quiz. I was surprised not to see larceny on there.
And the Lufthansa heist. And the British Bank of the Mideast robbery. And the Northern Bank robbery. Etc.
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