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offence

(US), offense
American football
a. the team that has possession of the ball
b. the members of a team that play in such circumstances
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ANOVAs indicated that delinquents who would go on to commit nonviolent serious offenses had significantly more prior malicious injury to property (F(1,130)=8.09, p=.005), probation violation (F(1,130)=5.03, p=.03), theft (F(1,130)=10.77, p=.001), and burglary (F(1,130)=9.85, p=.002) charges.
that defendants are sentenced based on other alleged offenses for which
These are just three of the many cases that illustrate how federal criminal law has overstepped its proper bounds, prescribing draconian punishments for offenses that should be handled at the state level or that should not be considered crimes at all.
Property offenses are burglary, car theft, trespassing, and vandalism.
Of the hate crime incidents reported during 2002, law enforcement identified 8,832 offenses. Crimes against persons made up 67.5 percent of the identified offenses, and crimes against property accounted for 32 percent.
Including the offenses surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, preliminary data show that the 2001 Crime Index remains at the 2 percent increase from the 2000 figure; the volume of violent crime increased .6 percent; and the murder volume increased 26.4 percent.
(10) Although they developed this model for the adult criminal justice system, with its elaborate gradations of offenses and levels of appeals, their framework can be applied to juvenile justice as well.
All told, in 1997, there were 271,000 people in state or federal prisons strictly for drug offenses, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, ten times the number in 1981.
In the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, law enforcement agencies can clear, or "close," offenses in one of two ways: by arrest or by exceptional means.
* In 2010, 1,949 law enforcement agencies reported 6,628 hate crime incidents involving 7,699 offenses.
DUDLEY - It could become quite expensive for businesses that serve or sell alcohol if they are cited for any one of seven alcoholic beverage violations, according to a matrix of offenses the Board of Selectmen adopted last night.
Some offenses see this as a great time to take a shot because the defense has to defend ninety plus yards of grass.