Type
Crossword
Description

due to a person by just claim, legal guarnatee, or moral principle, guranteed by the constitution or statue, may not be lawfully suspended for any reason without due process RIGHT
body of rules of actions or conduct prescribed by a controlling authority and having binding legal force LAW
private wrong for which a remedy may be obtained, in form of damages TORT
make something whole again REMEDY
negative act in violation of penal law CRIME
physical seizure for committing a crime, deprived of privacy and feedom ARREST
record of arrest and basic information of suspect obtained BOOKING
facts and circumstances that would lead a resonable person to believe that a crime is being committed or has been committed and that this specific person committed the crime PROBABLE CAUSE
specific and articulable facts that would lead a resonable person to suspect the crime is afoot RESONABLE SUSPICION
all person arrested for original charge must have warrant issued/refused within 24 HOURS
must be based on facts and not opinions, only what was exxplicity seen or heard from this particular witness is acceptable WITNESS TESTIMONY
can testify to specialized, scientific, or technical opinion on the basis of their particular field for which they have experience or training in EXPERT WITNESS
temporary detention of person held for investigation or booking prior to being transferred to Justice Center, there is a hold over in each district station. No juveniles in holdover 8 hour max hold HOLDOVER
written order from court commanding search of person, place, or thing SEARCH WARRANT
pat down of outer garments for weapons FRISK
right against unlawful search and seizure, and no warrant obtained without probable cause 4th AMENDMENT
right against self-incrimination, or not compelled to be witness against self 5TH AMENDMENT
all persons has right to counsel 6TH AMENDMENT
the original piece of documentary evidence is accepted, unless it can seized at scene to presented in court CHAINOFCUSTODY
testimony or items to support alleged fact (testimony, documents, tangible objects) EVIDENCE
out of court statement to prove truth of matter HEARSAY
state v person CRIMINAL LAW
person v person CIVIL LAW

criminal justice Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

training center for future policemen academy
community based corrections status probation
Unable to appreciate the nature of the charges against oneself and unable to assist one's attorney incompetent
Group that reviews the sentences of prisoners, the board of _________ pardons
theory that punishment causes people to avoid committing crime deterrence
release without bail recognizance
Latin for what comes next? Quo ______ Vadis
crime punishable by prison time felony
place of short term confinement jail
order allowing search or arrest warrant
questioning a potential witness or juror to determine qualification to serve. Voir ______ Dire
crime punishable by time in jail misdemeanor
go to a higher court to review the judgement appeal
charging document information
plea that results in punishment guilty
jury finding of innocence acquittal
Warning to suspect before custodial interrogation miranda
courtroom ____________group. Part of informal justice system work
culpable mental state, mens _________ rea
criminal act, actus ___________ reus
Intentional killing of another human being murder
reckless killing of another human being manslaughter
finder of fact in a non-bench trial jury
determiner of law judge
the tendency to return to a life of crime recidivism
rule that makes evidence not admissible because of police misconduct exclusionary
place for felons prison
taking of one into custody arrest
money posted to guarantee appearance in court bail

Mock Trial Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to clear from charge or accusation Acquit
to hear and settle a case Adjudicate
An act that violates the law Crime
Written declaration made under oath Affidavit
An assertion that must be proved with evidence Allegation
A defendant’s defense against charges Answer
Transferring a case to a higher court for review Appeal
Hears court appeals and reviews decisions Appellate court
Objecting that admits facts of an opponent’s argument that denies they sustain pleading Demurrer
To call the accused to answer the charge Arraignment
Someone’s specific attorney Attorney At Law
Responsible for the case Attorney of record
Assessing the cause of death and examining the cadaver Autopsy
Money in exchange for release of the arrested, in guarantee that they’ll come to trial Bail
Court attendant who keeps order Bailiff
Responsible of proving a charge or allegation Burden of Proof
Facts or evidence in support of claim Case
Hall for trials and court Chambers
Laws of a nation dealing with rights of citizens Civil Law
Summing up important arguments, after seeing evidence Closing Argument
Filed in court against someone, by a plaintiff Complaint
When someone is officially guilty of a crime Conviction
Someone who investigates suspicious deaths Coroner
One who gives advice on legal matters Counsel
Group of people who make decisions about legal cases, and the time when this happens Court
When the accused is charged and judged Criminal action
System for those who commit (or are accused of) crimes Criminal law
Witness is interrogated/extends testimony Cross Examination
Award as compensation for loss/injury, usually money Damages
The accused party Defendant
Questioning a witness Direct Examination
Fair treatment of anyone in court Due Process Of Law
Anything giving information on the case(documents, testimony, items) Evidence
Document or article that is inspected; a form of evidence Exhibit
Crime that is more serious than a misdemeanor Felony
Formal charge for crime Indictment
Court order that prohibits a party of from specific action Injunction
Witnesses must leave the room when someone is appealing to the judge Invoke the Rule
One who hears and decides on court of law Judge
Right to interpret and apply law Jurisdiction
A jury of 12-23 people Jury Grand
Sits at civil and criminal cases Jury Petit

Court Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The release of a person before their trial so they don't have to wait in jail. Most of the time money will be payed to guarantee them showing up to the trial. Bail
Prove that the person accused was somewhere else when the crime took place. Alibi
Lying on the witness stand. This can cause the witness to get charged. Perjury
Think out a plan beforehand. Premeditated
A crime that is usually involving violence and you go to jail for over a year. Felony
A person under arrest to be brought before a judge or court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention. Habeas Corpus
Private relations between members of the community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
A system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
The part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Common Law
When the person accused pleads guilty for a lighter sentence. Plea Bargain
Decides lawsuits brought before the court. Judge
Group of people selected to hear the evidence in the trial and render a verdict. Jury
Instead of sending the accused person to prison the court releases the person into the community under monetization. Probation
Institute legal proceedings against a person or organization. Prosecute
The punishment ordered by the court for a defendant convicted of a crime. Sentence
The decision made by a judge or jury that determines the guilt or innocent of the defendant. Verdict
A person called upon from either side in a lawsuit to give a testimony before the court jury. Witness
Court authorization to conduct a search to make an arrest. Warrant
A law passed by legislation. Statute
the official power to make legal decisions and judgments. Jurisdiction
The dispute point between parties in a lawsuit. Issue
Information received by other people that cannot be confirmed (rumor). Hearsay
To place a paper in the legal custody of the clerk of court to enter into its files. File
Information presented in testimony that is used to persuade the judge or jury to decide the case in favor of one side or the other. Evidence
Officially tell someone that they can or must leave. Discharge
A person who has filed a petition for relief under the bankruptcy code. Debtor
A tribunal presided over by the judge in civil or criminal cases. Court
A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant. Conviction
A state that does not have any evidence to prove it happened. Claim
Property of all kinds including real and personal. Assets

Criminal Justice Vocabulary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A finding of not guilty by a judge or jury. Acquittal
The loser at a trial asks a higher court to rule the trial judge made an error. The result may be the trial court is affirmed (the winner still wins), reversed (the loser now wins), or reversed and remanded (trial court has more work to do and has to follow the rule of law established by the appeals court). Appeal
______ ____________is the details; taking the time to make sure all of the details have been examined. For example, when processing a crime scene, officers should use ______ ___________ to ensure all components of the crime scene have been examined. Due Diligence
If something has _____________ value in a case, then it is an item that can be used to prove guilt or innocence of a subject. In addition, items that have ________value show a crime did in fact take place. If an item does not have _____________value, then it is an item that has been ruled out from assisting in an investigation. Evidentiary
A crime with a lower penalty than a felony. Misdemeanor
During an arraignment, it’s a defendant's plea of ______ _________, not admitting to the guilt of the crime, but paying the penalty for it. Nolo Contendere
An inmate's early release from prison upon good behavior, as well as meeting conditions throughout the early release. Parole
a group (3 or more) of individuals who conspire and act out activities that our justice system deems illegal. Organized Crime
Crimes at a level charged higher than a Misdemeanor Felony
A Defendant's voluntary guilty plea to an offense charge, for a lesser sentence. Plea Bargain
Government action against an accused person's criminal conduct. Prosecution
Re-offending [to do the same crime twice] Recidivism
an order to appear in court. Summons
someone who takes the law into their own hands, ignoring the criminal justice process. Vigilante
The individual that the charges are against. Defense
It is the physical action of the criminal act. Actus Reus
________ __________are required whenever you are interrogating someone who is in police custody (arrested/detained) about a crime. It is important to note you do not have to read someone their _______ ________ if you are gathering initial information. However, once you start asking crime specific or detailed questions, then the ___________ ___________ has to be read. Miranda Warning
A defense to a criminal act that purports the defendant was somewhere other than the place of the crime at the time the crime occurred. Alibi
a category of crime that consists of setting a fire with the intent of causing some type of harm (excludes accidental fires). Arson
A sufficient reason based upon known facts to believe a crime has been committed or that certain property is connected with a crime. Probable Cause
This amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Fourth
This Amendment protects the freedom of speech, religion, press, and peaceful protest. First
This Amendment protects an individuals right of self incrimination. Fifth
Alternative to imprisonment where a person can stay in the community with supervision Probation
The use or threat of violence directed at people or governments to punish them for past action or to bring about a change of policy that is to the terrorist's liking Terrorism
The killing of one person by another, whether intentional or non intentional Homicide
Unlawful offer or attempt with force or violence to hurt another Assault
The taking of the property of another out of his or her presence by means of force and violence or the threat thereof Robbery
Acquisition of the property of another through deception Fraud
The nighttime breaking and entering of the dwelling house of another, with the intention to commit a crime or theft therein (a felony) Burglary
The theft of property or money with which one is entrusted with or responsible for Embezzlement
Wrong committed by one person against other that does not require punishment, only entitles the victim to compensation Tort
The relationship between private parties only Civil
The relationship between the misbehaving private individual and society/government Criminal
The wronged individual in a civil case Plantiff
What the plaintiff seeks to win (Money) - damages Judgement
An unintentional tort. When a person's failure to use reasonable care causes harm Negligence
Responsible for harm Liable
Legal responsibility - the obligation to do or not do something Liability
Oral statements that harm reputation Slander
Someone who helps another person commit a crime Accomplis
An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime Conspiracy
The most serious form of criminal homicide (done w/ malice) Murder
The deliberate taking of one's own life Suicide
Statement that contains information about the elements of a crime and that is provided and attested to by a person involved in committing the crime. Can be oral or written. Confession
That portion of a residence not open to the public. Sidewalks and alleys are open to the public. But the ________ is reserved for private use by the property owner or the family. Curtilage
Questioning of an unwilling person (could be a relative or friend or suspect or even a witness) that is reluctant to give you information and that is suspected of direct or indirect involvement in the crime being investigated. Interrogation
Failure to properly care for a child. Also failure to care for a property or one's actions. Neglect

Legal terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

_____ law is for disputes between individuals Civil
________ law is for wrongs committed against the state Criminal
lying in court while under oath Perjury
Mens ____ the mental element of a crime (2) rea
Actus ______ the physical element of a crime (2) reus
the party being sued in a lawsuit Respondent
the party suing someone else in a lawsuit Plaintiff
compensation paid to a successful litigant Damages
a previous legal decision that courts rely on to make future decisions Precedent
one of the words in ADR Alternative
a written statement under oath Affidavit
when a higher court reviews the judgement of a lower court trial Appeal
a formal accusation of a serious crime Indictment
money given to the court to ensure that the defendant will return to face trial Bail
_______________ law, used in English Canada, has been developed through case decisions by judges, not by legislation Common
____________ claim: when the defendant in a civil action sues the plaintiff right back Counter
_____________ judgements are made if the defendant in a civil action doesn't appear for the trial Default
a formal meeting before a lawsuit begins in order to disclose information or facts Discovery
to collect money or property via a court order Garnish
testimony given by a witness who tells second hand information, generally not allowed Hearsay
Habeas __________ a court order used to bring a person physically before a court in order to see if there is enough evidence to proceed to criminal trial Corpus
a court order to stop doing, or to start doing, a specific act Injunction
a resolution process where an impartial third party assists to voluntarily reach a mutually acceptable settlement Mediation
release from incarceration after serving part of a sentence Parole
temporarily, or indefinitely, stopping a judicial proceeding Stay
a civil injury or wrong to someone else Tort
_____________ damages: compensation for future lost earnings, or pain and suffering General
_____________ damages are compensation for lost wages or expenses before a civil trial begins Special
an order to appear in court to testify as a witness Subpoena

bill of rights and first amendment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1st amendment right speech
1st amendment right press
1st amendment right petition
1st amendment right, petition
1st amendment right religion
Government may not establish a religion establishment clause
this amendment forbids search and seizure without a warrant forth
to tell on yourself incriminate
the 6th amendment says you need an _____ attorney
the 8th amendment says no cruel and unusual ____ punishment
according to the 14th amendment anyone born in US is_____ citizen
No state can take away your right to _____ vote
This court case resulted in separate but equal Plessy v ferguson
this court case stopped segregation Brown v board of education
Tinker v Des Moines guaranteed students free______ speech
to believe a crime may have been committed probable cause
when everyone agrees unanimous
The highest court in the US Supreme
In Miranda v Arizona, you have to be told your ______when arrested rights

Juvenile Court System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Serious crime like murder Felony
Person accused of committing a crime and goes in front of jury or judge Defendant
Less serious crime like assault Misdemeanor
When a person is detained Arrest
To make a record of arrest Booking
Suspect enters a plea, if guilty, goes straight to sentencing Arraignment
Process of negotiation, may plead guilty for lesser sentence Plea bargain
A child that is less than 17 years old Juvenile
An offense that would not be a crime if committed by an adult Status offense
Committing a crime Delinquent behavior
A legal proceeding where an issue of law or fact is tried and evidence is presented to help determine the issue Hearing
A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime Indictment
A body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court Jury
A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case Verdict
Declare the punishment decided for an offender Sentencing

27 Amendments Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

Review Crossword Forensics

Type
Crossword
Description

The orignial location of a crime or accident primary crime scene
applies principles of disease and medicine to law biology
documents the crime scene in detail and collects any physical evidence CSI unit
tests body fluids and tissues to determine the presence of drugs and poison toxicology
study of bullets and ammunition through the comparison of fired bullets, gunpowder patterns, ect. on people and objects ballistics
any physical location in which a crime has occured crime scene
anything that tends to establish or disprove a fact evidence
statement of where a suspect was at the time of a crime scene alibi
person thought to be capable of committing a crime suspect
second person associated with committing a crime accomplice
an alternate location where additional evidence may be found secondary crime scene
this type of evidence would be any witnessed accounts of a crime eye
this type of evidence would be any material items that are present at the crime scene ot on the victims physical
this evidence refers to any evidence that is found at a crime scene in small but measurable amounts trace
the application of science to the criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system forensics
studies human skeletal biology physical anthropology
you would use this type of search for larger areas spiral
you would use this type of search for larger objects strip
you would use this type of search for the exact lay out of where objects are grid
type of search where people are given smaller areas from a larger area to search zone
the medical examination of a human body to determine cause of death autopsy
applies priciples of dental science to law odontology
examines law for admissibility of evidence jurisprudence
a witness who does not testify as an expert witness lay
someone who testifies under the oath in the court of law witness
evidence written or oral assertion offered as proof in court testimonial
a witness who has more knowledge then the average person concerning the topic expert
information indicating if the proposition is true evidence
the crime scene _______ is interview-examine-document-process protocol
you have to have demensions, location of objects, a scale, a key, crime scene info, and compass on what type of sketch finished
what type of sketch is just the outline of where objects are rough
an organisms life has ended death
_____ exchange principle says the perpetrator of a crime takes something and leaves something at a crime, which can be used as physical evidence locards
analyzes, compares, indentifies, and interprets physical evidence criminalistics
_____ science applies principles of engineering to resolve legal issues, mostly civil law engineering

Legal Studies Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Break off with intention of resuming later Adjourn
A request made in an urgent and emotional manner Plea
Temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial Bail
Place on bail or in custody Remand
Formally accuse someone of something Charge
Order to appear before a judge or magistrate Summons
To curtail or diminish Dock
The gallery in a chamber of Parliament reserved for members of the public who wish to listen to the proceedings Public Gallery
A person who institutes legal proceedings against someone Prosecutor
A lawyer that specialises in the defence of someone charged with criminal activity Defence Lawyer
A civil officer that administers the law Magistrate
A person who sees a crime take place Witness
The first date on which the matter is listed before the court Mention
A person who promises to answer for the debt or performance of another Surety
A sentencing option where accused must work for the benefit of the public Community Service
An order which allows an officer to perform an arrest Warrant
A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime Gaol
A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime Suspended Sentence
An officer of the court whose responsibilities include maintaining the records of a court Court Clerk
A person who has committed a crime Criminal