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discrimination
The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex
ethnic minority
a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
extremist
A person who holds extreme political or religious views, especially one who advocates illegal, violent, or other extreme action
unemployment
The state of being unemployed
national debt
The total amount of money which a country’s government has borrowed
homelessness
The state of having no home
violence
Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something
human trafficking
The illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation
civil war
A war between citizens of the same country:
manipulate
Control or influence (a person or situation) cleverly or unscrupulously
bully
Use superior strength to force them to do something
loot
Steal goods from (a place), typically during a war or riot
offender
A person who commits an illegal act
smuggle
Move (goods) illegally into or out of a country
corruption
Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery
domestic violence
Violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner
Malnutrition
Lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things
suicide
The action of killing oneself intentionally
pickpocket
A person who steals from people’s pockets
assault and battery
The action of threatening a person together with the action of making physical contact with them
murder
the crime of killing (kill) somebody deliberately 
evidence
the facts, signs or objects that make you believe that something is true
obey
to do what you are told or expected to do
fraud
the crime of cheating somebody in order to get money or goods illegally
punishment
an act or a way of punishing somebody
enforce
to make sure that people obey a particular law or rule
accuse
to say that somebody has done something wrong or is guilty of something
prosecutor
a public official who charges somebody officially with a crime and prosecutes them in court
innocent
not guilty of a crime, etc.; not having done something wrong
deterrent
a thing that makes somebody less likely to do something (= thatdeters them)
Racism
Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Terrorism
The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
Food security
The state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Same-sex marriage
The legally recognized union between partners of the same sex
Child abuse
Physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
Assassin
A murderer, esp. one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons
Illiteracy
The state of being illiterate; lack of any or enough education
Bribery
The act of giving or accepting a bribe
Drug Trafficking
The buying and selling of something drug or narcotic
Cohabit
To live together as husband and wife, usually without legal or religious sanctio
Hooligan
Rowdy young person
Remand
Send somebody away from court until their trial
Social welfare
The various social services provided by a state for the benefit of its citizens
Tax evasion
Intentional nonpayment or avoidance of lawfully assessed taxes, especially through fraud or concealment of income.
Culprit
Person guilty of an offence or misdeed
rehabilitate
help somebody to have a normal, useful life again after they have been very ill/sick or in prison for a long time
redundancy
the situation when somebody has to leave their job because there is no more work available for them
death penalty
the punishment of being killed that is used in some countries for very serious crimes
deter
make somebody decide not to do something or continue doing something,
alter the course of social problems
make social issues different
social illness
social issue, social conflict, social problem
Inequality
Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.; lack of equality
Obesity
The state of being grossly fat or overweight
Occupational stress
stress involving work
Workplace harassment
the belittling or threatening behavior directed at an individual worker or a group of workers
convict
to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime
destitude
without money, food and the other things necessary for life
burglary
the crime of entering a building illegally and stealing things from it
intentional crime
a crime is done deliberately
confront
to appear and need to be dealt with by somebody