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Intermediate Vocabulary for the week 2
Alibi – The information given to show that someone was not present when a crime was committed Booked – Taking an official record of someone’s name and personal information, usually for the purpose of arrest Clue – A piece of evidence or information that’s helpful in a criminal investigation Coroner – The professional who conducts an autopsy or medical examination, of a dead victim Deduction – A process of reasoning based on known, related facts, leading to a reasoned conclusion Detective – A person, either professional or amateur, who gathers information in order to solve a crime Evidence – Facts, physical proof, or information that can be used to solve a crime Felony – A crime that typically involves violence Homicide – Murder, or the branch of policing which investigates a murder Intelligence – Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting all the information in an investigation Inspector – A police officer ranking below a superintendent or police chief Interrogate – To ask questions of someone in an investigation Investigation – A thorough search for facts, especially those that are hidden or need to be sorted out Motive – The reason behind a crime Perpetrator – The person who committed a crime, sometimes shortened to perp Sleuth – A synonym for a detective, or someone who studies clues to solve a crime Suspect – The person who might have committed a crime under investigation Testimony – Legal evidence given by a reliable witness under oath Undercover – The act of disguising one’s identity in order to collect evidence or information in an investigation Victim – The person who has been harmed, injured, or killed as the result of a crime or accident Warrant – A document issued by an official authorizing an arrest or the search of someone’s premises Witness – Someone who saw something related to a crime information above is taken from the
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