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crime

Etymology: L, crimen
any act that violates a law and may have criminal intent.

crime

The act or intent (i.e., mens rea) of violating or breaking the law, or helping others to. Crimes are offences against society which may be punished by the state.

Patient discussion about crime

Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called? My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?

A. i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

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References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote went on and asked another what his crime was, and the man answered with no less but rather much more sprightliness than the last one.
There is no step, no crime or petty fraud he commits, which in the mouths of those around him is not at once represented as a great deed.
The foulest crime the fiends ever prompted feels lighter after confession; and I implore you to confess.
The fool's crime is the crime that is found out, and the wise man's crime is the crime that is NOT found out.
From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once, since there will be nothing to protest against and all men will become righteous in one instant.
As a punishment for the crime I had committed," answered Bertuccio.
He doesn't know yet that it is the scene of his crime," answered Horne Fisher.
It is true that he started home at an hour which should have brought him to Westminster before the time when the crime was discovered, but his own explanation that he had walked part of the way seemed probable enough in view of the fineness of the night.
Carry this cat away to prison, and keep her in safe confinement until she is tried by law for the crime of murder.
No, no, your Highness, I repeat it, and even at the risk of incurring your displeasure, Cornelius is no more guilty of the first crime than of the second; and of the second no more than of the first.
I don't know that I said anything about the time that had passed since the crime was committed," she answered, sharply.
If they had left it alone, it is possible the crime might never have been brought home to them.