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What is "manslaughter"?

What is "blackmail"?

Which word means "stealing", in general?

What is an "arsonist"?

Which word describes the crime of breaking into a home to steal?

Which word describes a person who forces sex on someone else?

What is the crime of killing a person on purpose?

Which word describes a white-collar crime specifically done by people who steal large amounts of money that have been placed in their care?

Which kind of theft involves stealing money from a bank or shop using violence or force?

Who is the person who steals goods from a shop without paying for them?


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152 Comments on “English Vocabulary: Crime & Criminals”


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Very interesting this lesson. Even when some of the words which refer with the stealing stuff, can confuse some of the time, it makes necessary to know how to express in a better way. Thank you Mr. Rebecca, See you and good night!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you found the lesson useful. All the best.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

      Engaging lesson Rebecca! I liked the way you presented the lesson, by eliciting information from us.

      First, you made us think. So the learning of new words were more challenging. Then, by doing the quiz -well-designed quiz, by the way- the contex made the meaning even more meaningful.

      Teaching is an art! You are an artist Rebecca, no doubt about it.

      Thanks a million for your superb lessons!!!

      Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank you Rebecca youre lesson is very useful. I quite understand after watched your video on engivd.com. Before I don’t understand when I want to use all these words but now I almost clear. Thank you again ah”” I got 9 correct out of 10.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thanks, Ukrit. Glad to know the lesson helped you. All the best!

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Got 10/10, Thanks for this nice lesson. Looking for similar vocabulary increasing lessons.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

I always like your lessons.Thanks a ton, Rebecca.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you Rebecca for the awesome lecture. Finally I got to know specific word for specific purpose.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Good morning! I was confused about theft and robbery, but now it’s clear. I didn’t know other words like arson and rape….I’m improving a lot my vocabulary, and that’s one of my new year’s resolutions. Thank you very much, Rebecca!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Useful lesson :) Thank you Rebecca!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

got 10/10

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Very nice lesson.i got 10/10 and know know new vocabulary related to crime.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

new vocabulary has been memorized ..

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you Rebecca. Your lesson help me to learn new vocabulary.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you Rebecca,
Always useful in conversation but not to commit.
Blackmail is strange , does the meaning come from the use of sending letter with secret identity ( identity from a black list ) to get the recipient giving money otherwise the sender reveals some concealed information to the public .
In french we call that kinda person ” un maître chanteur” litteraly in english ” a singer master ” And thus the action is ” to make someone sing ” . Very poétic isn’t it ? We also call someone who sends unsigned letter with insultes or bad comments on it : a raven. That sounds related to blackmail .
Thank you bye .

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thanks for your input and glad too know you found the lesson interesting. All the best to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

      Sorry, I was typing too fast! My comment should read “…glad to know you found the lesson interesting.” Take care!

      Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you Rebecca!
I like your lessons, You explain with simple and clearly language. I understand you pronounciation.
sorry for my mistakes))

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thanks for your feedback. We can always learn from our mistakes, so you don’t need to apologize. Here are some corrections that might help you:
    You explain with simple and clearly language.
    should be:
    You explain with simple and clear language.
    or
    You explain simply and clearly.

    Simple and clear are adjectives. Simply and clearly are adverbs.

    Also, instead of:
    you pronounciation
    say:
    your pronunciation

    All the best to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you for this lesson, Rebecca.
When you asked us in the video about the word which means killing someone on purpose, the first word which popped in my mind was “homicide”. Could you explain what is the difference between murder and homicide?

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Homicide is the legal term referring to the killing of one person by another. It covers many kinds of killing, including murder, manslaughter, etc. On TV shows, we often hear the police and detectives using the word homicide, because they are describing the event in the most general way, before they know exactly how or why it happened. Thanks for your feedback and all the best.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

I got 10 aut of 10, and thanks for the lesson, really helpful!!

LG Tahir

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you Rebecca..I love your video. Your lesson make me understand of many words clearer than ever.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you for this lesson, very interesting

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you very much Rebecca!!
And peace and love to everybody ;)

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you for this lesson, It’s very helpful! Guys we might create a Whats App group and practice English, If you’re interested send me a message +506 8786 60 77 . Bye!!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    are you using “skype”?, i want to practise with everyone to impove my english:)

    Friday, January 15th 2016

    Hi! Did you create the group on Whats App?:)

    Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Hey! I got 100%. Very useful. My students always get astonished when I tell there are so many word to describe crimes in English.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thanks for your kind feedback, Erick-Pio! Always a pleasure to hear from a fellow English teacher. Please give my warmest wishes to all your students. I respect all those who tackle the daunting task of mastering another language. All the best!

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

      I’m sorry but I can’t understand this sentence: “I respect all those who tackle the daunting task of mastering another language”. Could you explain it for me? Thank you very much!

      Thursday, January 14th 2016

Hi Rebecca !
I’ve got 80% ! I think, it is not to bad for me ! )
So thank you Rebecca a looot … !!! And ofcourse Good lucky !!!!!! )

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

rapist and cosby are synonyms?

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    I don’t know if it’s true, but I’ve heard that Cosby tried to rape someone. I’m sorry if I’m wrong!

    Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Give me more informetion or word about crime

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

please a past perfect progressive lesson

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

I seured 100%

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

very interseted lesson

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

i like it :}

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

10/10

Thank you, but please please please don’t teach us these bad words again! No more Crıme & Criminals wordssss pls!! Because we are good students of you Rebeccaaa:)

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Even good people need to know how to discuss intelligently the bad things that happen in our world.
    For this we need vocabulary! All the best to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Unusual topic :) Thank you!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Hi Rebecca .Can you explain me what is the difference between “during” and “within”?

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    :(

    Friday, January 15th 2016

Bill Cosby approves

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

got 10/10..thanx teacher..:)

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    I also got 10/10!

    Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    HI, Sarah would you like conversation with me about english

    Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks Rebecca. Interesting lesson, as always.
And this cosby as the name of a rapist was a little bit funny for me.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Great lesson, Rebecca! It’s very important to learn this vocabulary! Thank you! Júlio César from Brazil.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Yes, sadly, we need these words to understand the daily news. Thanks for your feedback, Julio.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

What a lot of specific words! It could be a good topic of conversation among people coming from different Countries.
I love lessons about vocabulary, thanks Rebecca! I got 10/10 at the quiz, but I am not sure tomorrow I will have same result. I think that I must read and read again vocabulary resources about crime and criminals.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Hi teacher.thank you for this interesting lesson and for your perfect explanation.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Thank you for your brilliant comment in perfect English. All the best to you, fatihaeng.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Hi teacher!
I have to say that it was an interesting lesson, and I thank thee because it is going to be very helpful!

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thanks teacher Rebecca, nice lesson.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

    Hola Sole, ¿cómo le haces para aprender varios idiomas? Estoy aprendiendo francés por la Internet y me las estoy viendo duras.

    ¿Alguna recomendación al respecto?

    Au revoir!

    Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Very well explined! Was my first one. Here is great teachers!

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Being a police commissioner in my Country, I have to say that I’ve found this lesson particularly interesting and useful. Thanks a lot, Rebecca.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    You’re very welcome, Canardo. I am so glad to have been able to help you. You can find even more vocabulary related to crimes and criminals in my English resource:
    http://www.engvid.com/english-resource/vocabulary-crime-criminals/
    Thank you for your brave work in helping to make our world a safer place. All the best to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

It was interesting & useful Exam .

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Sorry, I didn’t introduce myself after. My name is Carla, I am from Italy and I am a new member of EngVid.
Thanks for your lessons, I found them very clear.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Welcome to this marvelous website Carla. In my opinion, EngVid is one of the best and reliable websites on the Internet.

    You’re on the right track!

    Take care and all the best for this New Year!!!

    Tuesday, January 26th 2016

I cannot submit a correct comment, today, indeed!
after=before, forgive me.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Take it easy! Don’t worry Carla!

    Making mistakes is an important part of the learning process. The more mistakes you make, the more you will learn.

    That’s the way it’s always been when it comes to learning another (new) language.

    Ciao!

    Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Thanks a lot teacher Rebecca for yours lesson … you know I am really looking for this kind of lesson and vocabulary .. may you give us anther lesson to know more and more about these vocabulary and understood theirs meaning , pleas

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you very much. Really interesting!

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you teacher! There were words that I didn’t know their meaning however I had heard them. See you then.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Yes, unfortunately, we hear these words often and it is important that we understand them. Thanks for your feedback and all the best to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you Teacher Rebecca … it was a great lesson .. may I ask you if you can give me the technic to write a police report in English according to a criminal story or an articles in NEWS paper a bout crime… please give me for my bad English

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Very clear! Thanks for this useful lesson and your EngVid Resource about crimes and criminals. :)

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you very much. Very interesting lesson. I am a teacher of french and I find your way of teaching very simple and very easy but very helpful. Thank you again.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Thank you kindly for your feedback. As a language teacher, I am sure you agree that we must always strive to make the learning process as simple and enjoyable as possible. I wish you all the best with your teaching and your learning. We teachers are also lifetime students! Best wishes to you.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

      Hello,
      I agree with you a hundred per cent. Our work is very hard because we are making good minds. Thank you for all what you do.

      Saturday, January 16th 2016

thank you very much. Very interesting lesson. Regards

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you so much.

I like the Common Law

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Simply you’re awesome thanks alot…

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Hi Rebecca. Many thanks for this interesting class. It’ll be very useful when reading news headlines. I have a question about the word manslaughter. It isn’t pronounced as the word laughter, although it is written equally. Is there any reason why?
Cheers!

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Good catch, Anthony! Well, this is the craziness of the English language where similar words can be pronounced so differently. There’s no choice but to learn both versions. As a language, English has a long history and many influences. Your sharp observation skills and detailed interest will go far in mastering English, Anthony. I wish you all the best.

    Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you Rebecca! That’s really interesting. You have good pronunciation.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you I got 90%

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you very much! Your lesson is very useful for me.
I looking forward next video from you.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

It’s an useful lesson,thx^_^
there is one question I want to ask that someone who commits the crime of manslaughter is also called manslaughter?

Friday, January 15th 2016

Dear Rebecca, always stive to make the learning proccess simple and enjoyable for us.And you are always successful on this! Thank you very much :)

Friday, January 15th 2016

thanks so much for this lesson. I gonna prevent burglary and call 911 to the cops.

Friday, January 15th 2016

Very clear, calm, and professional…as always. Great class, Rebecca!

Friday, January 15th 2016

thank you so much Rebecca, all of your lessons are very useful,and your simple way is on of the most thing that I Like ..
it’s very easy and everyone can understand you simply …..
thank you again for your efforts that you always do for us ….
could you please make a lesson about HSE vocabulary because I’m hse engeneer
thank you in advance

Friday, January 15th 2016

Thank you very much Rebecca for clear explanation.

Friday, January 15th 2016

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Friday, January 15th 2016

Let me leave my first comment and i hope not the last one : ) The lesson is really good and useful especially the list of extra words attached to it. Thanks Rebecca !

Saturday, January 16th 2016

thank you so much Rebecca, all of your lessons are very useful,and your simple way is on of the most thing that I Like ..
it’s very easy and everyone can understand you simply …..
thank you again for your efforts that you always do for us ….

Saturday, January 16th 2016

some words I already new, but words like embezzlement and arson, were new to me and I find this lesson very useful. thanks for helping us out.

Sunday, January 17th 2016

thank you so much rebecca for amazing lesson

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Great class! Love to learn new vocabulary here on Engvid!

Sunday, January 17th 2016

thanks alot mam you are really great all your lessons are informative and so interesting so it could be memorize bye watching it twice :-)

Monday, January 18th 2016

Amazing lesson. Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, January 18th 2016

Very useful.And interesting too. Thank you Rebecca

Monday, January 18th 2016

Thank you so much Ms.Rebecca!
i have a question to you, but it’s outside of the lesson and maybe it’s a little funny,so my question is, Do the native speakers laugh,when they read the wrong foreign speaker’s writing, or when they listen to to broken language speaking?

Monday, January 18th 2016

    Or when they listen to their broken speaking? Thanking you in anticipation

    Monday, January 18th 2016

today was my first lecture …..very helpful ……thanks alots…….I will continue

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

A very useful video. I hope from now on I can learn and distinguish the diferent kind of crimes.
Thanks for the list of all these crimes.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thank you so much TR! That was an awesome lesson.
Frankly, i watch a lot of detective series, and this was such a useful lesson.
Keep up the good work.
Take care and see you.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thanks, Rebecca.Very useful lesson.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

hi . men

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Hello, Rebecca. I’m very very thankful to you for your lessons. I’ve learned so many things through them. Recently I found that English is only one unchangeable passion in my life during last 25 years. Many years I had a very busy job (financial area from specialist to the manager), but whenever I had time I spent it with learning English. Also I found that despite how many years I try to master English, my improvement is insignificant. Plus I’m facing a middle-age crisis, I’m 38 now. So after many days and hours trying to understand what I want in my life I came to the point that I want to be an English teacher:-)))
Rebecca, I will be very appreciate for your advice. Please help me to find the best way towards my goal. I wish to attend English languages classes in Canada and live and work in English speaking environment for about 2-3 years. Or may be it’s better for me to make Master Degree in this area (I’m Bachelor, economist)? Can you help to find the most affordable way to master my English to the level of teaching it? Thank you for everything. Regards, Kiara.

Monday, January 25th 2016

Thank you very much, Rebecca, for this lesson!

The English language has words to a lot of different concepts that seem similar. This is great to specify shortly what you want to express. I like very much these lessons by this reason: they help expand our capabilities of understanding and communication.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

    … has words for…

    Tuesday, January 26th 2016

thank you so much 😊😊😊

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank you for this lesson. I have found many new words for my vocabulary.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

I like when I get 100. :D
Thank you very much, Rebecca! It feels good to improve vocabulary with you, you’re quite a teacher. All the best to you and your family.
See ya! ;)

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

What’s the difference between CRIMINAL and FELON?

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Hi dear teacher . Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Thank you so much for new vocab!Honestly,I find it quite challenging cause of inconsistency, comparing with words on my language,which mean the same.But Rime was not built in a day,of course. So,I am going to have lots of practice!^)

Friday, January 29th 2016

Thank you so much for your useful lesson, Rebecca. Though I got 10/10, when speaking I can’t produce sentences using those words fluently by myself. I’m not good at speaking. But I understand when people talk to me English. And I think I can write in English quite better than any other skills. How can I improve my English speaking while living in a non-English spoken country, Rebecca? Please also correct my mistakes. Thank you in advance.

Saturday, January 30th 2016

Thanks for lesson

Saturday, January 30th 2016

The lesson is very good. Thank you Rebbeca.

Saturday, January 30th 2016

This lesson helped me a lot to understand crime and respective criminals.You made it easier to understand.Thanks for this video.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Where & How to ask a Question here ? Can anyone guide me ?

Thursday, February 4th 2016

Many thanks to your great job, again and again. Maybe you can tell us about different types of mass media in Canada or the US?

Thursday, February 4th 2016

its very useful thanks alot
and i got 10 out of 10 :D

Saturday, February 6th 2016

thanks,very useful.

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Dear Rebecca,
Thanks. With this lesson, I may read and better understand the detective stories.
Yours sincerely.

Friday, February 12th 2016

thanks a lot
could you give us more about vocabulary to describe situations like war or news channels

Sunday, February 14th 2016

i suggest you to put sound in question that’s would be great . thanks

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you so much dear Rebecca for your interesting lessons . I love the way that you teach us, you are so professional
Waiting more videos
All the best

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

I like the simple way of your English teaching and I’m always advising a friends of mine in particularly to practice their English specially with you, so when I give them the link, I’m writing them to find specially Rebecca and here we go, I started to think is Rebecca with double” C” or double “b” :))) actually you can say that a special kind of love, a love from the first lesson^:) warm wishes and lots of hugs from Jordan.. Amer Anton.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Thank you very much,Rebecca!
I’ve been learnd some new words about criminals today.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Rebecca, make one more video about crimes and criminals, I am pleading with you)

Saturday, February 20th 2016

English is about to learn and speak it naturally dmytro2015 ..pleading to I think, and would you please correct the question of nachodka!!!I’ve been learnd some new words about criminals today. this guy just confused me:) am not so good in grammar , but let’s find it out with you: I have been learning some new words about criminals today- present P. C. that means he is still learning the new words till this moment, but since the action is done and proceeded by him. he should say: I’ve learnt some new vocabularies. ^:) I guess, I’m guessing, I need more grammar in English. any tips and videos Thank you my moon:)))

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thanks Rebecca, your lesson was very clear. I really appreciate the list of crimes that is comprehensive and uses precise and simple definitions.

Saturday, February 27th 2016

IT was really really very new words for me thanks dear Rebacca

Sunday, February 28th 2016

    Hi Preemy. I read in your description that you’re are avaible to exchange emails in order to improve your English. Do you still want to do that?

    Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Thaks a lot for yor class Rebeca :D

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

Hello Rebecca,

thank you for this lesson.

what is the correct meaning of the word hacker?
Ist another word for the word cleaver or lumberjack? (I found these translations on the Internet)

from the english resource: ** hacker does not technically mean a cyber criminal, but the word is often used to describe those who commit computer crimes.

Friday, March 18th 2016

Thanks a lot, there were lots of new words for me.

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Rebecca it has been a very intersting lesson about crime there were many new words that i’ve never heard before thanks a lot bye

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

thank u rebecca i didnt khow the diffrent of all this words ba khow i think i can watch news

Friday, April 1st 2016

thank you that was amazing

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

Thank you very much, Rebecca!

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

Hellow,Rebecca,I like your lesson so much,and this lesson is very helpful for me.
Thanks a lot.

Saturday, May 21st 2016

HELLO) excuse me, i think i have a stupid qustion, but explain me please, Rebecca why you say: celebrety arrested for shoplifting; why not: celebrety WAS arrested for shoplifting?

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Thanks Rebecca! It was very useful. Please, tell me, what call the stealing of car? And what call of stealing information in the big company, corparation?

Sunday, May 29th 2016

thanks for your lesson rebecca. what’s the difference between abduction and kidnapping?

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

helpful and clear thanks

Thursday, July 14th 2016

Thank you Rebecca. I really learned an array of specific words in crime.

Monday, August 1st 2016

Hi Rebbecca, thanks for all lessons, about thoses word; Ryder,trespassing,cosby, what they mean?

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Your mini lessons are quite informative, thanks so much!

Monday, September 12th 2016

Your mini lessons are quite informative; thank you so much!

Monday, September 12th 2016
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