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Twelve Angry Men Flashcards
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The examination in a court of law of the facts of a case to decide whether a person is guilty of a crime or responsible for an injury to another person.
Arguments, facts, and reasons in support for or against something
The condition of being morally correct or fair.
A person in court of law who is accused of having done something wrong.
The prosecution refers to the lawyers in the trial who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime.
A group of people who have been chosen to listen to the facts of a trial in a law court and to decide whether a person is guilty or not guilty, or whether a claim has been proved a trial by jury/a jury trial.
Anything that helps to prove that something is or is not true.
A spoken or written statement that something is true, esp. one given in a court of law, or the act of giving such a statement.
To ask detailed questions of (someone, esp. during a trial) in order to discover of they have been telling the truth.
A reason for doing something.
Adjective thought of or planned before being done.
In complete agreement or showing complete agreement.
A decision by a jury as to whether someone is guilty after having heard the facts given at the trial.
To decide officially in a court of law that (someone) is not guilty of a particular crime.
The opposite of acquit is convict.
A jury that cannot agree on a verdict.
first degree murder
In order for someone to be found guilty of first degree murder the government must prove that the person killed another person; the person killed the other person with malice aforethought; and the killing was premeditated
The level of certainty a juror must have to find a defendant guilty of a crime. A real doubt, based upon reason and common sense after careful and impartial consideration of all the evidence, or lack of evidence, in a case.
A punishment given by a law court to a person or organization that is guilty of a crime.
burden of proof
1. Chiefly Law.the obligation to offer evidence that the court or jury could reasonably believe, in support of a contention, failing which the case will be lost.
2. the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evoking evidence of its probable truth.
The idea that laws and legal proceedings must be fair. The Constitution guarantees that the government cannot take away a person's basic rights to 'life, liberty or property, without due process of law.' Courts have issued numerous rulings about what this means in particular cases. The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the deprivation of liberty or property without due process of law. A due process claim is cognizable only if there is a recognized liberty or property interested at stake.
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