Common crimes and associated punishment

Security Education JSS3 First Term

Sub-theme: Common crimes and security management II

Week 1

Common crimes and associated punishment

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning of crime

2. Identify common crimes


Meaning of crime

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

Crime is any behaviour and any act, activity or event that is punishable by law

Identification of crime

The following common crimes are identified in our society;

1. Theft

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