• Scapegoat.
  • It could be "projection" :the attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects (from Merriam-Webster). Also the expression "the pot calling the kettle black" could apply.
  • I assume you mean "crime". *** Perhaps you're looking for the word "frame". (Example: Bob killed Rob and framed Rob's wife for the crime.) *** Yaffle gave a decent answer with "projection"...though I think the word "fault" or "guilt" rather than "crime" should be applied. Someone who employs "projection" assigns their own fault(s) to someone else and blames them for that fault. This can also occur in the case of a crime, of course. *** The other possibility is "red herring", which is very similar to a "frame". Again: it's not specific to crime. In this case, the person attempts to give themselves OR someone else an alibi by providing investigators with a false clue - and such a clue can attempt to identify an innocent suspect as the guilty party.
  • I think every response is true. I would include hypocrite too.
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      "Best Answer".
  • plagiarism? deflection?

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