English Vocabulary for Crime

Learn Crime-Related Vocabulary in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common crime-related English words. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "crime" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "crime" category:
  • victim, witness, burglar, crime scene, detective, escape, fingerprint, handcuffs, judge, jury, lawyer, mugging, murder, pickpocket, police car, police, prisoner
victim

victim

  • A victim is someone who has been hurt or harmed by a crime or accident.
  • It's important to offer support and help to a victim during difficult times.
  • The police are working hard to find and catch the person responsible for hurting the victim.
witness

witness

  • A witness is someone who saw or heard something happen, often related to a crime.
  • The witness told the police what they saw at the scene of the accident.
  • Witnesses play a crucial role in helping to solve crimes by providing information.
burglar

burglar

  • A burglar is a person who breaks into homes or buildings to steal things.
  • We should always lock our doors and windows to keep burglars out.
  • The police are searching for the burglar who stole valuable items from the house.
crime scene

crime scene

  • A crime scene is the location where a crime took place, and it's often investigated by the police.
  • The detectives carefully examined the crime scene for evidence.
  • It's important to preserve the integrity of the crime scene to aid in solving the case.
detective

detective

  • A detective is a trained investigator who works to solve crimes and gather evidence.
  • The detective questioned the witnesses to gather information about the robbery.
  • We watched a TV show where a clever detective solved mysterious cases.
escape

escape

  • To escape means to get away from a dangerous or difficult situation.
  • The prisoner tried to escape from the jail but was caught by the guards.
  • We had to escape the room by solving puzzles and finding clues.
fingerprint

fingerprint

  • A fingerprint is a unique pattern of ridges on a person's fingertips.
  • Forensic experts can use fingerprints to identify individuals and solve crimes.
  • We learned that no two people have the same fingerprint patterns.
handcuffs

handcuffs

  • Handcuffs are metal restraints used by the police to secure a person's wrists together.
  • The police officer placed the handcuffs on the suspect before taking them to the station.
  • Handcuffs are used to prevent a person from escaping or causing harm.
judge

judge

  • A judge is a person who presides over a courtroom and makes legal decisions.
  • The judge listened to both sides of the case before making a ruling.
  • We visited a courtroom and watched a trial where the judge wore a black robe.
jury

jury

  • A jury is a group of people selected to listen to evidence in a trial and make a verdict.
  • The jury deliberated for hours before reaching a unanimous decision.
  • Juries play a vital role in determining whether someone is guilty or innocent.
lawyer

lawyer

  • A lawyer is a legal professional who provides legal advice and represents clients in court.
  • She hired a lawyer to help with her legal case and provide guidance.
  • We watched a courtroom drama where the lawyer made a passionate defense argument.
mugging

mugging

  • A mugging is a type of crime where someone is robbed or attacked in a public place.
  • He was a victim of a mugging when his wallet was stolen on the street.
  • Muggings can be prevented by staying alert and aware of your surroundings.
murder

murder

  • Murder is a serious crime where one person intentionally kills another person.
  • The police are investigating the murder of a local businessman.
  • Murder cases are often taken to court to determine the guilty party.
pickpocket

pickpocket

  • A pickpocket is a thief who steals from people's pockets or bags in crowded places.
  • She realized her wallet was missing after encountering a pickpocket in the busy market.
  • It's essential to keep an eye on your belongings to avoid falling victim to a pickpocket.
police car

police car

  • A police car is a vehicle used by law enforcement officers to patrol and respond to emergencies.
  • We saw a police car with flashing lights rushing to the scene of an accident.
  • Police cars are equipped with sirens to alert others and maintain safety.
police

police

  • Police are law enforcement officers responsible for maintaining order and enforcing laws.
  • We admire the hard work and dedication of the police who keep our community safe.
  • People can contact the police when they need help or have an emergency.
prisoner

prisoner

  • A prisoner is a person who is confined in jail or prison as a result of being convicted of a crime.
  • The prisoner served their sentence and was released back into society.
  • We hope that prisoners have the opportunity to rehabilitate and reintegrate into society.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.