Definition of crime

Security Education JSS2 First Term

Sub-theme: Common crimes and security management II

Week 1

Definition of crime

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Define crime


A crime is an illegal act which someone can be punished. It is an offence or immoral activity engaged in, which is punishable by law. It is also the violation of the laws of a particular place/country or environment.

It can also be defined as illegal activity or action which an individual commits in any society. Crime can also be explained as a breach of a rule of law for which punishment may ultimately be prescribed by some governing authority or force.

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