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    State Burglary Laws

    Burglary and robbery are often confused or used interchangeably, but each constitutes a different crime. One of the main differences between the two crimes is that a robbery can take place anywhere, while burglary involves illegally entering a structure. Both crimes are two of the most commonly committed felonies. The third crime in this category is theft. For a robbery…

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    Property Crime Overview

    The main purpose of theft-type crimes is to take money. However, these crimes are carried out without using any force or threatening to use force against the victim.

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    What Are Hate Crimes?

    A hate crime can be pretty much any type of crime against someone, as long as it has one element: the perpetrator committed the crime because of a bias they hold against someone's race, sex, religion, gender identity, disability, or nationality.

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    What You Need to Know About Money Laundering

    During early 2019, many media outlets covered the Lori Loughlin money laundering case. The now-infamous actress bribed officials at the University of Southern California. In turn, Loughlin and her husband expected them to admit their daughters to the school as athletes. The problem is, however, that money laundering is a serious charge that hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans face.…

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    When are White Collar Crimes Felonies?

    First referred to as white collar crimes by the sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1949, these crimes typically involves crimes that financially benefit the offenders without any violence. Sutherland explains it as a "crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation."

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