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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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27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half (54 percent) of drug offenders in federal custody at yearend 2012 were serving sentences for powder or crack cocaine, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported in a study released today.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police do not know the whereabouts of hundreds of convicted sex offenders in the UK, according to figures published on Tuesday.
The offender will store personal information away and use it against staff by trying to compromise them when the time is right.
However one level 1 offender, who required just ordinary agency management and therefore no MAPPA resources, was charged with a serious further offence during the year 2011-12.
1) The criteria of the selection of the comparison group primarily focuses on the size of sample, race of offender, education level of offender, and whether or not the offender had received the federal funding for his/her education at Indiana correctional facilities.
A violent offender against youth is defined for purposes of these rules as any person who commits first degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, unlawful restraint, aggravated unlawful restraint, child abduction, forcible detention, or an attempt to commit these crimes against a youth as defined by the criminal code governing those offenses.
municipal or district court), the primary offense charge, and whether the offender successfully completed his or her court order.
A JERSEY City ordinance that took effect in December bars sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school, day care center, park, playground, sports facility, library, theater, or convenience store.
6 in the Senior Center on the rights of individuals to access information about people convicted of sexual offenses under current sexual offender registry laws.
I used to put my gun on the coffee table, stand 4 or 5 feet away, jump up in the air through the cuffs, come down, grab the gun, and bring it back up in seconds," advised an offender who had attacked an officer while handcuffed.
Each issue will carry research results on violence-related victimization, victim services and domestic violence intervention as well as juvenile and adult offender treatment and rehabilitation programs.
Life without parole for juvenile offenders is widely used, and only three states specifically ban it.