Embezzlement, in law, the crime of taking for one's own use goods or money held in trust for another. An example is that of a clerk pocketing money from a sale instead of putting it in a cash register. To prove embezzlement, the accused must be shown to have intentionally violated the owner's trust.
There's no doubt the Boston bombings rattled the U.S. Should the country's policy makers be equally rattled by daily gun violence?
The word "justice" appears in many of the United States' most important documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But for a word that's used so often, its precise definition is still a topic of debate.