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


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.

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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.

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On the state's side of the balance, the search condition reasonably furthered Knights' rehabilitation and protected the public from his possible future criminal activity.
Because of these strict policies, PHAs and owners of Section 8 properties can evict tenants for criminal activity, regardless of whether a household member or guest has been arrested or convicted of a crime.
The defendants alleged that there was not a sufficient connection between their illegal marijuana growing and their homes to establish probable cause that evidence of criminal activity would be found inside.
To gain control of the situation, the government passed legislation prohibiting gang membership, associating with known gang members, and deriving profit from a gang's criminal activity.
John Allan's readable and highly practical guide to tackling the problem puts the two activities, fraud and counterfeiting into context, explains how, where and why they happen and provides a complete range of advice on the management processes and the techniques for monitoring criminal activity and preventing your organization from becoming a victim.
Criminal activity in airports includes crimes that most officers would not encounter outside of an airport, such as ticket fraud.
Officials said the community-based policing programs currently in use throughout the Antelope Valley such as Palmdale's Partners Against Crime, Lancaster's Target Oriented Policing and Community Oriented Policing Services in unincorporated areas have the most impact on criminal activity.
Offenses where a computer is completely incidental to the crime represents the third type of criminal activity with possible computer involvement.
Singer, who lost the mayor's race in that election to Roberts, said he would honor a commitment he made after filing the lawsuit to apologize if an investigation showed no criminal activity.
Highly flexible, SIMS employs a comprehensive database to collect and share information on suspected involvement in all types of organized criminal activity.
In an arena where organized criminal activity generates enormous illegal profits, which criminals use to expand their reach and influence of their organizations, financial investigations have become a keystone to successful prosecutions and indispensable to asset forfeitures.