Crime and Crime Prevention is a challenge for every government and society. Learn more about how governments deal with crime, criminals and crime prevention.

What was the Prison Project?

What if your pen pal was a prison inmate? That's the idea behind a prison project designed to connect middle school students with prisoners. What influence did these pen pals have on kids?

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  • Reformatory


    Reformatory, a common term for an institution that works to reform as well as to confine persons who have been convicted of a crime. See more »

  • Reprieve


    Reprieve, in law, temporary suspension of execution of the sentence of a criminal. See more »

  • Robbery


    Robbery, the stealing of property being worn or carried by the victim or in the presence of the person who is in legal possession of the property. See more »

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal police force of Canada. The Mounties, as its members are called, enforce federal laws throughout Canada and provincial laws in all provinces except Ontario and Quebec. See more »

  • Sabotage


    Sabotage, willful obstruction, damage, or destruction carried out to further some economic, military, political, or personal objective. See more »

  • Scotland Yard

    Scotland Yard

    Scotland Yard, the common name for the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force and, especially, its Criminal Investigation Department (CID). See more »

  • Search Warrant

    Search Warrant

    Search Warrant, in United States law, a document signed by a judge that permits officers of the law to search the home or other premises of a specified person for evidence relating to a crime. See more »

  • Secret Police

    Secret Police

    Secret Police, police who operate secretly and are used for political purposes. See more »

  • Sedition


    Sedition, speech, writing, or other action that promotes disrespect for or resistance to the government. See more »

  • Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment, in law. In general, there are two types of sexual harassment. See more »

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