Glossary C

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.

Criminal homicide refers to the killing of one human being by a fellow human being. The term, in law, embraces all homicides where the perpetrator intentionally killed someone without

Criminal justice refers to the scientific study of crime, the criminal law, and components of the criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections.

Criminal justice system refers to the various agencies whose goal it is to apprehend, convict, punish, and rehabilitate law violators.