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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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New figures show that, in March this year, there were 1,658 registered sex offenders living in the Merseyside Police force area.
A total of 396 registered sex offenders -- who are supposed to be monitored by police and inform authorities if they change address -- are missing across the UK, with some out of contact with police for more than a decade, according to freedom of information responses to the Press Association, The Guardian reported.
It is acceptable for a staff person to have empathy (trying to understand an offender), but it is unacceptable for an officer to be sympathetic (emotions blur professional boundaries) toward an offender.
THE number of registered sex offenders living on Teesside has risen by nearly a third, new figures show.
The agency of jurisdiction over the offender must also take fingerprints and forward them to the state police with the fingerprints clearly identifying that their purpose is for Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth registration.
When an offender is successfully prosecuted (resulting in a conviction) for a low-level drug- and/or alcohol-related offense, the court sentence mandates that the offender must report to the local community corrections agency, which monitors the offender's compliance with the order, to complete a clinical CD assessment and any treatment deemed necessary as a result of that assessment.
Georgia's law, which has been challenged in federal court, also would exile all 490 registered sex offenders in DeKalb County.
Robert Baker, director of operations for the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board of the state Department of Public Safety, Holden police and representatives of the district attorney's office will attend the meeting to explain the law and answer questions.
As a way to better understand this, the authors present two incidents involving the same offender interacting with two different officers.
Taylor & Francis (T&F; Philadelphia, PA) has begun the publication of two new journals in 2006 for the legal and criminal justice communities, including "Journal of Digital Forensic Practice" and "Victims & Offenders.
Do you think tough sentences for juvenile offenders will help reduce juvenile crime?