2.1 Crimes and Criminal Justice

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crime
An offense committed against the public good, or society.
defendent
A person who is accused of a crime.
plaintiff
The party that accuses a person of a crime.
prosecutor
The government official who brings the case against the defendent.
felony
A major crime.
misdemeanor
A less-serious crime.
infraction
A minor offense that is usually punishable with a fine and not with jail time.