CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT VOCABULARY LIST By KRISA AFREM VOCABULARY LIST: VOCABULARY LIST To burgle = to enter a building and steal things I think we’ve been burgled ! To go joyriding = the crime of stealing a car and driving it for pleasure , usually in a dangerous way . If you do this you joyride , and a person who does it is a joyrider . To mug= to attack someone in a public place and steal their money , jewellery , or other possessions They were mugged just in front of their house . Slide 3: To rob = to take money or property illegally from a person or place , often using threats or violence They were planning to rob the museum . To shoplift = to steal something from a shop To vandalise = To destroy or severely damage something: destroy , ruin , devastate , eat away , rip apart , obliterate , ravage , mutilate , shatter , smash/break/tear etc something to pieces To commit a crime = to do a n illegal activity or action : She was unaware that she had committed a crime . Slide 4: To go to/appear in court = to be brought in front of the judges To be fined= to receive an amount of money that you have to pay because you have broken the law : I got a £100 fine for speeding . To be sentenced to = to be condemned by a judge to years in prison or a fine, following an illegal action: He was sentenced to 15 years in prison . Punishment= a way in which someone is punished : He had to clean up the mess as a punishment . Criminal record= an official list of crimes that someone has committed We have to check whether applicants have a criminal record .