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I am writing an essay on the gentle treatment of pedophiles by the criminal justice system. What is one word for their 'acts' or their 'misdeeds' that is harsh and not so light and easy? For example:

'...provides an environment for them to commit their ----'

I tried https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/dirty%20deed

I would really prefer a single word.

Thanks for your time and help.

sixie6e

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depravity, with the plural depravities:

moral corruption; wickedness.

Your sentence would be:

'...provides an environment for them to commit their depravities.

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  • I agree "indulge" is better than "commit", but I believe "indulge their depravities" would be better than "indulge in their depravities". Their depravities are an urge that they are indulging, not an activity in which they're indulging. But this is a minor point; what you have is already clear and concise. – jeffB Aug 17 '19 at 15:29
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A few suggestions:

'...provides an environment for them to commit their attrocities'

'...provides an environment for them to commit their offenses'

'...provides an environment for them to commit their brutality'

'...provides an environment for them to commit their savagery'

'...provides an environment for them to commit their barbarity'

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  • I'll address the downvoter's concern if they voice it. – user324772 Aug 17 '19 at 10:39

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