Useful Vocabulary: Legal/Law
- fraud: (noun) 舞弊、騙局。
例句: Recently, there has been an increasing number of credit card fraud cases in the city.
- judge: (verb/ noun) 法官、判斷
例句: The plaintiff was pleaded guilty for his offence by the judge.
- jury: (noun) 陪審團
例句: The jury is out and they still have not reached the final decision on this controversial case.
- witness: (noun) 證人
例句: The police are trying to find the two witnesses of this fatal car accident.
- legislation: (noun) 立法、法例
例句: Tougher legislation on juvenile delinquency should be implemented to reduce the number of crimes in the community.
- offender: (noun) 罪犯、罪魁禍首
例句: Media is the major offender of the excessive violence and inappropriate contents shown to teenagers these days.
- prevention: (noun) 預防 (罪案)
例句: The government should focus on the prevention of crimes, rather than introducing harsher prison sentences.
- criminal: (noun) 罪犯
例句: Criminals who commit violent crimes should not be given probation.
- probation: (noun) 緩刑
例句: Probation is a good way to reduce prison overcrowding, but it must only be used for those who have committed minor crimes.
- fine: (noun) 罰款
例句: Motorists should be given a fine if they are caught speeding.
- imprisonment: (noun) 監禁、入獄
例句: Murderers are usually given life imprisonment.
- community service: (noun phrase) 社會服務令
例句: Community services are a good alternative for people who commit minor offences.
- victim: (noun) 受害者
例句: The victims of crimes often need help and support to recover from their bad experience.