, in criminal law
, is an offence against property
that does not involve theft
. It typically involves vandalism
or some other destruction or defacement of property other than arson
. Criminal mischief is usually a misdemeanor
. The etymology
of the word comes from Old French meschief
, which means "misfortune,' from meschever
, "to end badly."
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