Crime and punishment – maturitní otázka z angličtiny

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 Otázka: Crime and punishment

 Jazyk: Angličtina

 Přidal(a): km



Crime and punishment:

1.)    Minor crimes, serious crime – differences and types

2.)    Investigation, trial

3.)    Situation at court – jury, judge,

4.)     Type of punishment – death penalty, life sentence, probation, bail

5.)    My oppinion on Death penalty – +/-

6.)    Me and crime, my experiences with crime


Crime is an action, which is againts the law. We have many types of crime. Crimes and their punishments are divided according to their importance.We have minor crimes and serious crime.  A minor crime is a criminal offense that is less serious than a felony. For example : traffic offences, breach of municipal regulations, littering, public nuisance among others.

When someone commits a seroious crime like murder, rape, burglarry, arson,… the police start investigate it. They search for clues like fingerprints, blood stains, hairs,…  and witnesses. They are quastioning suspects and when they have enough evidence, they arrest him. Then he goes to the court and stand trial. The trial takes place in a courtroom and a person who is on trial is called defendant.

The lawyers are known as the defense. The defense calls witnesses to give evidence. The prosecution tries to prove that the defendant is guilty. They call witnesses who give evidence against him. The jury listens to all the evidence and decides whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty. They then give their verdict. If the defendant is  found guilty the judge passes sentence. Sentence is official punishment, especially a period of time in prison. The highest punishment is death penalty, whitch is not allowed in Czech Republic. Then we have, life sentence, probation, which means, that the person doesn´t go to the jali, but he can´t do something even little againts the law.

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