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Criminal Justice

Rob Tramonte

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grossmisdemeanor a serious crime in the United States and previously other common law countries
ferrier the behavior whereby a person flouts societal norms and may become a danger to themself and others
entrapment an agreement between natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement
misdemeanor In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial
alibi either a possible justification or an exculpation for breaking the law
maliciousmischief a crime which is more serious than a misdemeanor, but is still classified as a minor crime, as opposed to serious crimes.
probablecause the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent.
necessity the act which, in combination with a certain mental state, such as intent or recklessness, constitutes a crime
5thamendment the defense by an accused person of having been elsewhere at the time an alleged offense was committed
duress usually one of the necessary elements of a crime
actus reas a legal principle in the United States, under constitutional law, that holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights is inadmissible for a criminal prosecution in a court of law
Dueprocess if he or she becomes intoxicated by willingly using any intoxicating drug, drink, or other substance knowing that it could produce an intoxicating effect, or willingly assuming the risk of that effect.
mens rea a stop of a person by law enforcement officers based upon "reasonable suspicion" that a person may have been engaged in criminal activity
VoluntaryIntoxication a "lesser" criminal act
theft the standard by which a police officer has the right to make an arrest, conduct a personal or property search, or to obtain a warrant for arrest
felony the act of a law enforcement agent inducing a person to commit an offence which the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit
4thamendment part of the Bill of Rights, is related to legal procedure. Its guarantees stem from English common law as established by Magna Carta in 1215
Exigentcircumstance the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person
conspiracy a criminal offense, which occurs, when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion
extortion the specific name for different criminal offences in a number of different jurisdictions
TerryStop the rule that police (when interrogating you after an arrest) are obliged to warn you that anything you say may be used as evidence and to read you your constitutional rights
Miranda the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures
insanity a possible legal defense by which defendants argue that they should not be held liable because the actions that broke the law were only performed out of an immediate fear of injur
6thamendment blamed the media for not giving him privacy and freedom following his release from jail.
exclusionaryrule allows law enforcement to enter a structure without a warrant

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