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vice crime

Definition of Vice Crime

(noun) A vice (an immoral behavior) that is deemed illegal by an authority.

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Vice Crime Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: vice crime

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /vIEs krIEm/
  • British English – /vIEs krIEm/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /vaɪs kraɪm/
  • British English – /vaɪs kraɪm/

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Vice Crime

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “vice crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/vice-crime/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

vice crime. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/vice-crime/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “vice crime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/vice-crime/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“vice crime.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/vice-crime/>.