Chapter 20 Civics Key Terms
Terms in this set (21)
Placing someone in fear without physical contact.
Placing fear in someone by using physical contact.
Breaking into a building and planning to do something illegal inside.
Stealing money that has been entrusted in your care.
Drug use, Gambling, or crimes that cannot or will not hurt someone.
is the betrayal of one's country by helping enemies or waging war against it.
Using violence or saying they will use violence in order to get what they want from society.
Causes of crime
Poverty, Social Change or changing values, Poor parenting, Drug Use or Mental illness, Permissive Courts, Not Enough Money for Police, Violence in the Media, or/and No single cause.
A good reason to believe someone is a suspect in a crime.
A legal paper, issued by the court giving permission to make an arrest, seizure, or search.
A judge decides if there is enough evidence to move forward with the case.
Money a defendant gives as a promise to return for the trial.
A formal charge against the accused.
A court hearing in which the defendant enters a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest.
If the defendant pleads not guilty, Evidence must not be presented in court, and the police may not show evidence that was found illegally in court.
Agreeing to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or a lighter sentence.
Letting an inmate go free to serve the rest of his or her sentence outside of prison.
Random citizens of the community are called to serve on the Jury.
Both the defendant and the prosecutor call up witnesses to describe what they witnessed.
A juvenile who is found guilty of a crime.
A youth who is found guilty of one of these acts.