Different types of ROBOS and CRIMES  

What is the level of crime like in your area? Why do you think this is the case?
Look at this vocabulary related to crime.  
Noun (crime)    
Noun (person) 
Verb     
Meaning             
Example
Theft    
Thief     
Steal (st from so)
Robar (hurto)                
Theft is what thieves do when they steal things from people. (no force is used)Take something from someone (without permission)     
Robbery/Mugging          
Robber/Mugger              
Rob/Mug            
Robar (fuerza)  
Robbery is what Robbers do when they Rob people. (using force is understood)
Burglary              
Burglar 
Burgle  
Entrar y robar (edificios)              
Burglary is what Burglars do when they Burgle places.
Shoplifting         
Shoplifter           
Shoplift               
Robar (hurto en tiendas)             
Shoplifting is what Shoplifters do when they Shoplift from shops.
Pick-pocketing 
Pick-pocket       
Pick pocket        
Robar  (hurto bolsillo/bolso)      
Pick-pocketing is what Pick-pockets do when they Pick pocket people.
Kidnapping        
Kidnapper          
Kidnap 
Seecuestrar (personas)
Kidnapping is what Kidnappers do when they Kidnap people.
Ransom: the money kidnappers ask for.
Hijacking             
Hijacker               
Hijack   
Secuestrar (vehiculos y edificios)             
Hijacking is what Hijackers do when they Hijack Vehicles/buildings.
Carjacking          
Carjacker            
Carjack
Robo (coches)              
Carjacking is what Carjackers do when they Carjack cars.
Blackmail            
Blackmailer        
Blackmail            
Chantajear         
Blackmail is what Blackmailers do when they Blackmail people.
Murder/Killing  
Murderer/Killer             
Murder/Kill        
Matar   
Murder/Killing is what Murderers/Killers do when they Murder/Kill people.
Discussion  

Task: Why would a criminal commit each one of these crimes? What kinds of situations could lead a normal person to commit these crimes? Discuss each crime. What kind of punishment would you recommend for a habitual criminal and someone who was forced to do it by circumstances?  

Example: I have seen in many movies that people commit carjacking when they are trying to escape from people who want to kill them. At other times, it was because they had to save someone’s life. In both cases, they are normal law abiding citizens who are forced to take the law into their own hands. I would recommend being very lenient with these people as anyone in a situation like that could do the same. On the other hand, I have also known of carjackers who commit carjacking to sell the car and its parts for the money they can get. These are violent criminals who have no fear. Most probably, they have weapons to force people to do what they want. I would suggest being really tough with these carjackers by sending them to prison for no less than 5 years.

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