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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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The report shows the rate of incidents in procurement fraud declined by eight per cent compared to 2016, making it the third most prevalent form of economic crime in Kenya while bribery and corruption came in fourth place with a 30 per cent incident rate.
Additionally, the new legislation in Britain will let the NCA directly send the worst cases of economic crime to the Serious Fraud Office, an enforcement branch independent of the NCA.
Following the arrest, Detective Chief Inspector Craig Sumner, who heads up the force's response to economic crime, said: "If you have, or are being subjected to fraud, or feel like you, or someone you care for, is being scammed, please get in touch.
Cybercrime is up 20 percent since 2014 and is the fastest growing economic crime.
Speaking at the PwC event in Nicosia, Christos Christodoulou, head of the Economic Crime Investigation Office of the police said that due to the increasing incidents of economic crime and particularly cybercrime in Cyprus, there is a need for coordinated action between the police and private stakeholders to tackle the phenomenon.
PwC CEO Evgenios Evgeniou stressed the need of putting strict measures in place to combat economic crime but also note that education was also necessary.
The challenge for businesses is to close down the opportunities to commit economic crime.
The report, based on a poll of more than 6,000 participants in 115 countries, also revealed that 60% of economic crime in the UK was committed by external perpetrators, up from 56% in 2014.
Robert Turner of the Economic Crime Unit said: "This is a good example of the lengths police will go to in tackling serious crime.
National Policing Lead for Fraud, commissioner Adrian Leppard, commented "(It) means we can now tap into their massive knowledge base of financial products and digital technology and use their foreign language skills, which reflects the increasingly international dimension of economic crime investigation.
The news agency also acquired a copy of the estimated costs of the different types of economic crime ranging between $6.
Our report, PwC 2014 Middle East Economic Crime Survey found that economic crime continues to be a significant threat to organisations across the region.

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