Civics CH 20
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betrayal of one's country by helping its enemy
a special deal between the prosecutor and the defendant
placing someone in fear without physical contact
a young person found guilty of a crime
stealing money that has been trusted to your care
youth judged to be beyond control of parents or guardian
use of violent acts to get something from a government
a crime against a person involving physical contact
formal charge against the accused
breaking into a building to commit an illegal act
Police must have _________ in order to make an arrest.
If an inmate is allowed to go free to serve the rest of his or her sentence outside of prison, he or she goes on _______________.
A judge will set _____________ when a defendant first appears in court.
Someone can be arrested if police have a ______________ issued by a court for his or her arrest.
After a defendant is formally charged with a crime, he or she must appear in court for an _____________________.
The attack on New York City's world trade center on September 11, 2001, was an example of _________________.
Burglary __________ involves stealing money.
The stockbroker was guilty of ___________________ when she stole money from her client's accounts.
Someone who sells secret military information to an enemy country is committing _________________.
Hitting someone is an example of _______________.
The police arrested the man who had broken into the empty house and damaged furniture, and charged him with _________.
threatening a person's life
Violent crimes involve ___________________.
What is an example of vandalism?
Taking something of value from someone without using violence is known as ____________.
What is an example of a crime against the government?
letting an inmate go free to serve the rest of his or her sentence outside of prison
money that a defendant gives the court as a promise that he or she will return for the trial
a good reason to believe that a suspect has been involved in a crime
a court hearing in which the defendant is formally charged with a crime and enters a plea
a legal paper, issued by a court, giving police permission to make an arrest, seizure, or search
a formal charge against a person accused of a crime
What is an indictment?
so that he or she might get a lesser charge or lighter sentence
Why might a defendant plead guilty to a crime?
to teach prisoners how to live useful lives outside of prison
What is the purpose of rehabilitation?
defendants get milder punishments
One result of plea bargaining is that_______________.
serious federal crimes
The constitution says a grand jury must review all cases that involve _______________.
A young person found guilty of a crime is known as a _____________________.
One sentencing option for a juvenile convicted of a crime is for him or her to be put on __________________.
A ______________ is a young person judged to be beyond the control of his or her parents or guardian.
need help, not punishment
There is a separate justice system for young people because they _____________________.
a social worker
Who decided what happens to juvenile during the process of intake?
During the dispositional hearing of a juvenile court case, the judge decides the __________.
better protection of rights
What might be an advantage for young offenders in regular criminal courts?
criminals get off too easily
What is one criticism made of the juvenile justice system?
Juvenile courts are ______________.
At which step does a judge make the decision concerning the defendant?
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