Government 1 Unit 4 Set 3

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Indeterminate
The judge gives you a minimum and a maximum punishment. You can get the minimum for good behavior.
Determinate
The judge must give whatever the law says as a punishment.
Concurrent Sentence
Can serve multiple sentences at the same time.
Consecutive Sentence
Multiple sentences are added together.
Precedents
The judge uses a prior court decision to make his/her decision.
Parole
An early release from prison.
Suspended Sentence
The defendant dosen't have to go to jail immediately, but could later with bad behavior.
Probation
The defendant reports to a probation officer and has conditions similar to being on a parole.
Home Confinement
The defendant serves his or her time at home, but can leave for preapproved reasons.
Fines
The defendant is required o pay money to the government.
Restitution
The defendant must pay back losses to the victim.
Work Release
AKA "Huber" the defendant is in jail but they get out during the day to go to work
Deterence
To keep the defendant and others to keep from ever doing the crime again.
Rehabilitation
To make the defendant a changed/ better person.
Incapacitation
To make sure the defendant is locked up so they can not hurt anyone again.
Appeal
To ask for your case to be retried.
Incarceration
Being behind bars.
Exonerate
Being set free due to new evidence.
CSI Effect
Hard for DA's to get convictions today due to the popular TV show.
Recidivism
The rate at which people return to prison.
Minimum Security Prison
For white collar or petty crimes. More lenient conditions.
Maximum Security Prison
For violent criminals who committed major felonies. Quite harsh conditions.
Equal Protection
That everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, etc. is treated the same under law.
Pardon
A formal document from the president or a governor, stating the prisoner has paid their debt to society. All rights restored.