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- n. One who perpetrates; especially, one who commits an offence or crime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offense or crime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One sho perpetrates; especially, one who commits or has committed some objectionable or criminal act.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
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In both cases the perpetrator is a pre-defined Bad Guy who deserves everything he gets.
Sotomayor says that this experience taught her how crime “destroys families” even years after the perpetrator is locked up.
As tough as this procedure can be on you both physically and emotionally, you go through it because you know that gathering evidence of this crime will insure that the perpetrator is not only caught, but also incarcerated so that he can never hurt anyone again.
I don't think anyone, in principle, disapproves of revenge when the punishment imposed on the perpetrator is exactly the appropriate amount.
As to why someone might look at race without considering deeper issues — other than being a racist — I think that one factor would be the simple fact that the statistics that are kept on crimes often offer little detail say in regards to the cultural, economic, or family history of the individuals involved but most do include the race of the perpetrators (where the perpetrator is identified) and the victims.
He added that the killing of the perpetrator is not the way to rebuild justice and to reconcile society.
An accused perpetrator is one whose guilt is not yet established, so it is redundant to speak of an “alleged accused.”
When an Adult Male holds an underage girl in complete captivity, and sexually assaults her over and over, and never acknowledges his crimes, what would you call the perpetrator of such evil acts!
Even if someone does report hearing gunfire, the chance of identifying the location and catching the perpetrator is remote.
I have accepted obviously that the perpetrator is culpable for supporting the child pornindustry ...
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