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28 terms

CH 3

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criminal
anyone who has committed a crimanal offences(a crime against the state) or who has been proven quilty of such a offence
civil
pertaining to crimes against a person or persons
plaintiff
one who brings a counter action against another
defendant
a person or party against whom a plaintiffs allegations are brought
cited
mentioned in refer ence to legal sources that supposed a proposition of law to be established
felony
a crime more serious than a misdemonor and pusinshable by imprisonment for more then a year or death
misdeminor
an offence less serious than a felony and which maybe punished by a fine or sentence to local persion for less then a year
statutory
pertending to law
murder
an act done with intent to kill the victim
manslaughter
an unpremeditated taking of a human life
rape
unlawful sexual intersourse with a female against her will
sodomy
unnatural copulation of a human beings with each other or in an animal
robbery
stealing of personal property of another either from his her person or in the immediate presence of the victim
larceny
stealing or removing someones personal property to convert it illegally or deprive the owner of its possession
arson
intentional burning
burgalry
breaking and entering for the purpose to commit a crime
mayham
wonton causing of violent injury to a person or thing
assault
deliberate attempt-threat to inflict bodily harm
battery
illegal touching of a person
reformation
the rehabilitation of a criminal
restraint
restriction of liberty
retribution
given or demanded in payment
deterrence
punishment used to discourage crime
tort
private wrong or injury
intentional
deliberate
negligence
fail to take reasonable percautions
strict liability
responsility of a seller or manufacturer
theft
stealing property without consent