Glossary C

Crime Scene Vehicle refers to a vehicle used to transport crime scene investigators and crime scene processing supplies

Crime-control model refers to a criminal justice perspective that emphasizes the efficient arrest and conviction of criminal offenders.

Crimes against property is defined as crimes involving the illegal acquisition or destruction of property.
Crimes against the person is defined as crimes violative of life or physical integrity.

Criminal anthropology refers to the scientific study of the relationship between human physical characteristics and criminality.

Criminal attempt refers to an act or omission constituting a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in the commission of a crime.

Criminal careers is a concept that describes the onset of criminal activity, the types and amount of crime committed, and the termination of such activity.

criminal commitment refers to the legal procedure by which a person found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity and must be confined in a psychiatric hospital.