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Various Modes of Criminal Offenses


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The word  ‘crime’  juggles up many images to us  (academician  & Non-academician), mugging to murder, and cheating on taxes to serial killing, from cybercrime to terrorist attack.

Definition of Crime:

Before we begin to explain the trends and patterns of crime in  Bangladesh,  we need to examine the specific definition of crime. Also, we need to learn common legal ingredients, or elements,  found in criminological literature. According to criminologist Paul Tappan, “Crime is an intentional act or omission in violation of criminal law committed without defense or justification and sanctioned by the state for punishment as a  felony or misdemeanor.”

If we consider the above-mentioned definition of crime,  we see that there are seven basic requirements or elements of the crime. Which are the act,  legality,  harm,  causation, menswear,  concurrence, and punishment requirements. One of the most important characteristics of any crime is how often it is committed.  From such figures, we can determine crime trends,  the increases, and decreases of crime over.

  • In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. There are several types of crime. Some of these seem similar in common usage but, they are distinct crimes under Criminal Law.
  • Theft is the most common crime that occurs in both urban and rural Bangladesh.
  • Robbery is a property crime as well as a violent crime. It is the combination of the motive for economic gain and the violent nature of  robbery that makes it so serious
  • Dacoity is a unique pattern of crime found only in the penal code as well as police. It is a criminal activity involving robbery by groups of armed bandits.
  • Hurt and Grievous Hurt, Riot, Unlawful Assembly, Wrongful Restraint and Confinement that all crime is different in nature.

This course will help you to identify the actual criteria and specific offenses you need to know.


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What to learn?

This course deals with Different modes of criminal offenses. In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. There are several types of crime. Some of these seem similar in common usage but, they are distinct crimes under Criminal Law. To ensure proper punishment we should know about the pattern of law. As human beings, we should know some essential points that must be proved to convict a person for any offense. Criminal law covers various punishments which vary from case to case. So, this course will be helpful for you to identify some specific crimes.


  • Everyone should watch 10 videos and then participate in the Quiz.


  • Anyone interested.


Moriom Akter Mou
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Moriom Akter Mou Research Associate Daffodil International University Department of Law

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