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ESL Exercises: Crime Collocations

Crime Collocations
  • juvenile delinquency
  • white-collar crime
  • organized crime
  • crime motive
  • on suspicion
  • on parole
  • on probation
  • taken into custody
  • crime stoppers
  • commit a crime

1. Criminals are people who .

2. groups make money by means of violence, extortion and corruption of public officials.

3. This program is designed for at-risk teenagers to prevent .

4. is the reason someone commits a crime.

5. The man was arrested of drug trafficking.

6. If someone is , s/he is put under arrest.

7. The mother was put for neglecting her children. Instead of serving her time in jail, she’s do community service.

8. refers to hiding or stealing money by people who take advantage of their positions at a workplace.

9. A prisoner may be released from jail on the promise of good behaviour.

10. If anyone has information that can help police solve a crime, s/he can anonymously contact a special service called and leave a text or phone message.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 AT 3:49 AM
Robert Balambula said:
Excitingly challenging but educational

Thursday, August 25, 2011 AT 11:36 PM
Ryohei said:
won't be criminal!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 AT 11:08 PM
Zheng Zhao said:
I like Detective Conan, So I am intreast in these words!

Friday, December 27, 2013 AT 2:47 PM
Anna Salamero said:
Is sentence number 4 OK? I think it should be “Crime motive is the reason someone commits a crime”. Otherwise, I don’t understand the meaning of “Juvenile delinquency is the reason someone commits a crime”. Could you explain it to me, please? What’s more, I think that sentence number 8 and number 10 are wrong. I think that white-collar crime are those who take advantage of their positions at a workplace and steal money. On the other hand, crime stoppers is a program that allow people to provide information about criminal activity. Would that be correct? Thanks in advance!

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