law chapter 3

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arson

intentional burning of another's building or property or of one's own building or property for a malicious or illegal purpose

assault

any deliberate attempt or threat to inflict bodily injury upon another person and with apparent ability to do so

battery

illegal touching of another person

burglary

breaking and entering for the purpose of committing a crime

cited

mentioned in reference to legal source that support a proposition of law to be established

civil

pertaining to crimes against a person or persons

conspiracy

an agreement among conspirators

criminal

anyone who has committed a criminal offense (a crime against the state) or who has been proven guilty of such an offense

defendant

a person or party against whom a plaintiff's allegations are brought

deterrence

punishment used to discourage crime

district court

a division of trial court (federal and state) serving specific geographic area, with only one judge usually required to hear and decide case

domestic violence

abuse, physical or mental, that occurs within the home

euthanasia

an intentional action or lack of action causing the merciful death of someone suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition

felony

a crime more serious than a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or death

fiduciary

holding or held in trust

first-degree murder

premeditated murder or murder committed with extreme cruelty

fraud

a deliberate deception intended to produce unlawful gain

indictment

a written accusation charging a party with committing a crime which is drawn up by the prosecuting attorney and issued by a grand jury

intentional

deliberate

larceny

stealing or removing someone's personal property to convert it illegally or deprive the owner of it's possession. Larceny is a felony.

malice

an unjust intention to commit an illegal act to injure someone

manslaughter

an unpremeditated taking of a human life

mayhem

the wanton causing of violent injury to a person or thing

misdemeanor

an offense less serious than a felony and which may be punished by a fine or sentence to a local prison for less than one year

murder

an act done with intent to kill the victim

plaintiff

one who brings a court action against another

rape

unlawful sexual intercourse with a female against her will

reformation

the rehabilitation of a criminal; changed behavior

respectable minority

a minority acceptable to it's peer group

restraint

restriction of liberty

retribution

something given or demanded in payment or as a punishment for criminal wrongdoing

robbery

the forcible stealing of the personal property of another either from his or her person or in the immediate presence of the victim

self-defense

the right to protect oneself reasonably from acts of violence or threatened violence

sodomy

unnatural copulation of human beings with each other or with an animal

statutory

pertaining to a law

strict liability

responsibility of a seller or manufacturer for any defective product unduly threatening personal safety

superior court

a court of general jurisdication to which a case is removed for trial or appeal

theft

stealing property without consent of the owner

tort

a private wrong or injury;other than breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy

wanton

done with reckless disregard of another's rights or needs

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