Type
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Description

an action that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law Crime
the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense punisment
profoundly immoral and wicked evil
intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food greed
a crime, typically one involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds hatecrime
a condition which causes serious disorder in a person's behaviour or thinking mentalillness
the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity addiction
the state of being extremely poor poverty
the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another murder
the action or crime of stealing theft

Crime and Punishment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An action that is against the law put in place by rulers of the state. Crime
This can be imprisonment or non-custodial like community service. Punishment
Who do the government need to get approval from to create a new law? Parliament
The opposite of good, actions that are against God. Evil
Being without the basic needs of life. Poverty
A condition that can effect a person's thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mental illness
Dependance on a substance or an activity. Addiction
The want to possess wealth, materialistic items and things that are not necessarily needed. Greed
An aim of punishment that means 'to get your own back' or 'an eye for an eye'. Retribution
An aim of punishment to put people off committing a crime. Deterrence
An aim of punishment to change someone's attitudes for the better. Reformation

Criminal law Crossword

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Crossword
Description

An act respecting the criminal law Criminalcode
Something that was previously illegal Legalize
in the proposed of legislation Enact
affects how decisions are made and policies are established ProcedurtalJustice
the reason for doing the act Motive
an act of trying to achieve something Attempt
make better; improve Amend
institute legal proceeding against Prosecute
cease by legislation to treat as illegal Decriminalize
turn into a criminal offense by making it illegal Criminalize
equal treatment of all rivals or disputants fairness Impartiality
case may be prosecuted either summarily or as indictment Hybridoffence
Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law Criminaloffence
another word to call it is indictment Indictableoffence
Yelling or harassment Summaryconvictionoffence
as opposed to the mental state of the accused Actusreus
lack of regard for the danger or consequences of one's actions Recklessness
Sometimes called ignorance of law Willfullblindness
a person who incites or assists someone to commit a crime Accessoryafterthefact
help, assist, or support in the achievement of something Aiding
a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful Conspiracy
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong to commit a crime or other offense Abetting

Criminal Law Chapter 4 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution is called___________ Bill of Rights
A law enacted by a legislature. Statutes
A code of laws that deals with crimes and the punishments of them. Penal Code
Prosecution in the same jurisdiction of a defendant for an offense for which the defendant has already been prosecutes and convicted. Double Jeopardy
Offense punishable by a sentence of more than a year in stat or federal prison and sometimes by death. Felony
Minor criminal offense punishable by fine and/or jail time for up to one year Misdemeanor
An offense composed of acts necessary to commit another offense. Inchoate Offense
The physical action of a criminal offense--- "guilty deed" Actus Reus
" Guilty mind"; intent or knowledge to break the law. Mens Rea
defense that involves the defendant(s) claiming not to have been at scene when committed. Alibi

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

Extra Credit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A type of punishment that is meant to discourage future criminal behavior in a person being charged with a crime. Special Deterrence
The act of instilling fear of severe punishment in the general public, so as to prevent them from committing crimes in the future. General Deterrance
The action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness. Rehabilitation
An entry-point measure for chronic drug users where the body is cleansed of drugs so that treatment while sober can begin. Detoxification
Where participants are involved in activities while they live and work independently in the community. Outpatient Treatment
An approach to justice in which the response to a crime is to organize a meeting between the victim and the offender, sometimes with representatives of the wider community. Restoration
To deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable. Incapacitation
Long-term peer-led programs that force chronic addicts to face their addiction using group confrontational methods. Therapeutic Communities
Requires that we repay in kind what another has done for us. Norm of Reciprocity
The dispensing or receiving of reward or punishment especially in the hereafter Retribution
The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences. Deterrence
An alternative process to traditional criminal court for people who have been arrested for misdemeanors, nonviolent felonies, and have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or who have committed a crime and have a mental illness. Problem Solving Courts
A common problem that is correlated with people who end up on community correctional supervision. Substance Abuse
Both a substance abuse problem and a mental health diagnosis. Co-Occurring Disorders
A community based tool that is increasingly used in a wide variety of situations, such as pretrial release, as a condition of diversion, or following sentencing. Electronic Monitoring
Is stricter than curfew and affords greater control over offenders' activities. Home Detention
A nonresidential alternative to incarceration that blends high levels of control with the delivery of specific services needed by offenders. Day Reporting Center
A behavior modification program that increases a client's community freedom depending on the amount of time spent in the program and the client's behavior, employment status, and amount of money saved. Level Systems
Are determined by the severity of the offense and, like restitution, can be paid in installments. Fines
Repaying the victim as a step toward offender rehabilitation. Restitution

Criminal Justice Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Robbery and __ had the largest decrease 2000s homicide
An offense that can be prosecuted crime
Phase three of Domestic Violence honeymoon
Crimes if committed by minors but can also be committed by adults juvenile
Inappropriate crimes if committed by adults status
1 in 5 arrest adult women
Phase two of Domestic Violence explosion
A system of rules with legal punishment law
A crime committed against an individual violent
A person who commits a crime criminal
The juvenile system is based on punishment
Social Worker Conducts assessments on suspects Forensic
A crime committed against material objects property

Crime and Punishment in Medieval Europe Crossword

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Crossword
Description

a violation of the law crime
an instrument of punishment which the hands, legs and head could be locked in stocks
an act of cruelty inhumane
not responsible for or directly involved in an event yet suffering its consequences innocent
culpable of or responsible for a specified wrongdoing guilty
the separation of the head from the body decapitation
the act of cutting limbs off of the boody dismemberment
the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something torture
the unlawfull killing of another human murder
the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence punishment
relating to the middle ages medieval
a person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime accused
a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime jail
the act of cutting a person into four pieces quartered
a formal examination of evidence by a judge trial

Court Terms Crossword

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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

Deviance and Social control Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

behavior that departs from societal or group norms deviance
underconforms to accepted norms negative deviance
overconforms to social expectations positive deviance
ways to encourage conformity to society's norms social control
rewards/punishments that encourage conformity to social norms social sanctions
a social condition in which norms are weak, conflicting or absent anomie
gap exists between cultural goals strain theory
involving breaking of norms primary deviance
undesirable trait or label that is used to characterize an individual stigma
process of reducing the seriousness of the crimes that injure people of lower status victim discounting
job-related crimes commited by high status people white-collar crime
violation of the law crime
punishment intended to make criminals pay compensation for their acts retribution
a repetition of or return to criminal behavior recidivism

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