What is criminal?

  • (noun): Someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime.
    Synonyms: felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on criminal, criminals:

Criminal Intent
... Criminal intent refers primarily to intention in criminal law, the subjective purpose or goal that must be proven along with criminal acts ... It may also refer to Law Order Criminal Intent, American television series Criminal Intents/Morning Star, a 2009 EP by Dope Stars Inc ... "Criminal Intent", a song by Robyn from the album Body Talk Pt ...
Ukrainian Law - Areas - Criminal Law
... Criminal law deals with the prosecution and punishment of criminal offenses ... The Criminal Code of Ukraine contains the written criminal laws of Ukraine ... The maximum criminal punishment is life imprisonment, which can be reduced by decree of the President of Ukraine to 25 years of imprisonment, but only after 20 years of sentence service ...
Indian Law - Criminal Law
... the British Raj in 1860, forms the backbone of criminal law in India ... The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 governs the procedural aspects of the criminal law ... In February 2011, the Supreme Court of India ruled that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel ...
Mapp V. Ohio
643 (1961), was a landmark case in criminal procedure, in which the United States Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against "unreasonable searches ...
Scientology Controversies - Church of Scientology's Response To Criticism
... Scientology's response to accusations of criminal behavior has been twofold the church is under attack by an organized conspiracy, and each of the church's critics is hiding a ... Ron Hubbard has proclaimed that all critics of Scientology are criminals ... opponents are seeking to hide their own criminal histories, and the proper course of action to stop these attacks is to "expose" the hidden crimes of the attackers ...

More definitions of "criminal":

  • (adj): Guilty of crime or serious offense.
    Example: "Criminal in the sight of God and man"
  • (adj): Involving or being or having the nature of a crime.
    Example: "A criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"
    Synonyms: felonious
  • (adj): Relating to crime or its punishment.
    Example: "Criminal court"

Famous quotes containing the word criminal:

    If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It’s the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)