Crime and Punishment Vocabulary for IELTS



Crime and punishment

1. Shun - avoid, ignore, reject, decline, keep away from
2. Criminal - an offender, a prosecutor, a lawbreaker, culprit.
3. Alleviate- reduce, diminish, lesson
4. To incarceration - to imprison, to put behind bars, to sentence
5. Offenders - terminals, lawbreakers, wrongdoer
6. Deterred - discourage, disheartened, demoralize
7. Punishment - penalizing, punishing, penalty
8. Convict - sentence, prisoner
9. To break the law - to commit an offence, to turn to crime
10. Deterrent - discouragement
11. Loopholes - ambiguity, flaws, shortcoming
12. Delinquency - crime, wrongdoer, criminality, misconduct, misbehaviour, offences
13. Influence - effect, impact, persuade, manipulate
14. Violent crime - brutal, vicious, rough, harsh
15. Severe - acute, serious, awful, intense, violent
16. Harsh - merciless, pitiless, hard, strict, rigid, savage
17. Contemplating - view, regard, examine, scan, observe, consider
18. Affect - influence, change
19. Inevitably - unavoidable, certain, for sure, unpreventable
20. Determine - decide, establish
21. Penal - describing the punishment of offenders
22. Penalty - punishment, sanction, fine, sentence,
23. Guilty of - responsible, liable, accountable, criminal, convicted
24. Judgment - decision, punishment, penalty
25. Abide – obey, stick to
26. Condemn - criticize, sentence, Convict
27. Violence - brutality, ruthlessness
28. Unlawful - illegal, a legitimate, against the law
29. Circumstances - situations, conditions, factors
30. Isolated - lonely, cut-off, lone, sole
31. Sensational stories - thrilling, amazing, appalling, electrifying
32. Deter - put off, discourage, demoralize, frighten, prevent, stop, halt
33. Re-offending
34. Long sentences
35. Trial
36. Self-defence
37. Socialization
38. Socialize
39. Heinous crimes
40. Death penalty
41. Adversely
42. Discourage
43. Solicitor
44. Violent
45. Criminal behaviour
46. Peer pressure
47. Anti-social behaviour
48. Locked away

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