Q: Is crime an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority? ¶
Q: Is crime derived from the Latin root cernō, meaning "I decide, I give judgment"? ¶
A: Yes, Originally the Latin word crīmen meant "charge" or "cry of distress".
Q: Were crimes classified as either treason? ¶
A: Yes, and felony or misdemeanour, with treason sometimes being included with the felonies.
Q: Is crime a social phenomenon" he envisages both how individuals conceive crime and how populations perceive it"? ¶
A: Yes, and based on societal norms.
Q: Is crime a category created by law? ¶
A: Yes, in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law.