An activity that is criminal and people subjected to a racket are usually deceived of their money. Methods used to get money or goods includes bribery, extortion and intimidation.

Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt refers to the lack of proof that prevents a judge or jury from convicting a defendant a crime. The prosecuting attorney must provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt to establish guilt.


Recognisance is an undertaking before the Court by which a person agrees to comply with a certain condition, e.g. keep the peace/appear in court. A sum of money is normally pledged to ensure compliance.