Extortion

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Extortion

An illegal act in which one coerces another into providing money or something else of value. For example, one may extort money from a business by threat of force. Extortion historically has been common in organized crime.
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Therefore, "Offense Y is called the greater offense because it contains all of the elements of offense X along with one or more additional elements." (44) In pictorial form, all of X must be within the inverted triangle in diagram 1.
Legislatures may leave unclear the extent of culpability requirements, but they do define the elements of offenses, and the result and circumstance elements to which strict liability attaches mostly have a plausible connection to the nature of the culpable conduct and the risks that such conduct might create.