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Criminal Law Key Terms- BB
an offense committed against the public good, or society
a person who is accused of a crime
the party that accuses a person of a crime
the government official who brings the case against the defendant
a major crime
a less serious crime
a minor offense that is usually punishable with a fine and not with jail time
the intentional killing of another person
killing another person without intending to do so
the unlawful touching of another person
an attempt to commit a battery
breaking and entering into a house at night to commit a felony
the unlawful taking of someone's personal property with the intent to keep the property away from that person
the wrongful taking of someone's property by threatening violence or using violence
willful or malicious damage to property