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Crime terms

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Bail
Property/ money given as surety a person will return at given time
Fraud
concealment calculated to deceive another to their disadvantage
Homicide
unlawful killing of a human being
manslaughter
form of homicide that lacks intent
Lethal injection
main form of capital punishment in the U.S.A
Disorderly conduct
an act that disturbs another or causes a breach of peace
Grand Jury
Panel of registered voters which considers prosecutor's charges
Probation
Method of dealing with offenders by allowing them to go at large under supervision
Medium security prison
double fences, cell-type housing, higher staff-to-inmate ratio
United States Prison
High security institutions, single-occupant cells, highest staff-to- inmate ration
Hung Jury
those unable to agree on a verdict
Juvenile detention
youth detention cent under 21 years of age
Federal prison camp
Minimum security prison, dormitories, low staff-to-inmate ratio
Capital punishment
Putting a condemned person to death "death penalty"
Appeal
higher court reviewing a lower court's judgment
Warrant
an order from the court commanding an arrest of an individual
Miranda rights
what is told to a suspect upon arrest
Aquittal
defendant is not guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
Burglary
Illegally entering someone's property with intent to commit theft
Parole
conditional release from prison
Indictment
a formal written statement by a prosecution charging a person with an offense
Arraignment
To stand before a court and answer an indictment
Aquittal
a setting free from a charge or offense