Type
Crossword
Description

reckless killing of another human being manslaughter
place of confinement jail
culpable mental state, mens ______ rea
determines guilty or not guilty jury
go to a higher court to review a judgement appeal
jury finding of innocence acquittal
plea that results in punishment guilty
theory that punishment causes deterrence
law enforcer police
lowest court magistrates
court which hears murder and treason supreme
sanction which involves a monetary payment fine
__________ of the community is guaranteed only by imprisonment protection
court that hears Indigenous offences koori court
standard of proof in a criminal case beyond reasonable doubt

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

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

Legal Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A legal determination that a person who has been charged with a crime is innocent. acquittal
A request for a higher court to review a decision made by a lower court. appeal
When the accused is brought before the court to hear the charges against the person to plead guilty or not guilty. arraignment
The result of a criminal trial in which a person is found guilty. conviction
The questioning of a witness by the lawyer for the opposing side. Cross-examination
The first questioning in a trial of a witness by the lawyer who called that witness. direct-examination
An accusation of a crime, made against a person by a grand jury upon the request of a prosecutor. Indictment
An accusation of a crime, made against a person by the prosecutor. Information
A trial that becomes invalid, is essentially canceled, because of a mistake in procedure. mistrial
How a lawyer asks the judge to make a decision. motion
The opposing side finds fault with the question being asked the witness. objection
The judge, following an objection, decides the questions may continue. overruled
The punishment given to a person who has been convicted of a crime. sentence
The judge, following an objection, agrees that the line of questioning should not continue. sustained
The decision of guilty or not guilty that is handed down by the jury. verdict
The way a judge is addressed in a courtroom. Your Honor

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

Legal Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The person being charged with a crime. Defendant
The rule saying that you can't be charged with the same crime twice. Double Jeopardy
A court order giving police or investigators permission to search a specified place. Search Warrant
A group of people who decide whether there is enough evidence to charge you with a crime. Grand Jury
A deal the prosecutor makes with the defendant to have them plead guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence. Plea Bargain
To find someone not guilty. Acquittal
When you are taken in front of a judge to say how you plea Arraignment
When the jury is having a hard time deciding on a verdict. Hung Jury
When a grand jury decides whether there is enough evidence to charge you with a crime. Indictment
To deface or damage someone else’s property. Vandalism

Judicial Branch and Juvenile Law Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the highest level of courts in Georgia? Supreme
How many people are in a jury in Juvenile court? None
What is another term for the formal hearing in the Juvenile system? Adjudicatory hearing
What is not a crime by an adult but a crime by a child? Status offence
What court deals with land deed disputes? Superior
How many State Court of Appeals are their? Four
What can be punishable by the death penalty? Capital felonies
How many Justices are in the Supreme court including the Chief Justice? Seven
Most Juveniles are what? Not detained
Which court can issue search warrants? State
How many Juvenile courts are there in Gwinnett county? one
What court handles minor traffic violations? Magistrate
What is a case between two people when damage is done but a law is not broken? Civil
What is a case when a law is broken? Criminal
Who can appeal after the sentencing in the Juvenile process? Parents
What is the first thing that occurs in the Juvenile process? intake
What is a crime that can be punished by less than one year in prison? misdemeanor
What court do Juveniles go when they are tried as adults for a capital felony? Superior
Which jury determines the guilt or innocence of an accused person? Trial Jury
Who represents the government in a criminal case? Prosecutor
What occurs when the law is broken? Crime
What crime is punishable by more than a year in prison? felony
What is it called when a juvenile does not go to school? Truancy
How many hours does a juvenile judge have to have a hearing before the case is dropped? seventy-two
What is the range of action at which a court has control? Jurisdiction

The Court System (10M) Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the group of people who hear all the evidence and decide whether the accused is guilty of the crime. Jury
This is what we call it when legal cases are presented in court. Trial
This word means the fair and equal treatment of people. Justice
If one side of a case disagrees with the result, it can make an _____ to a higher court so that another judge looks at the case. Appeal
The provincial courts deal with most ____ cases, when it is the government accusing someone of doing something bad. Criminal
Even if there is only one obvious victim, a crime is considered to affect ____ as a whole. society
Every person accused of a crime has a right to a ____ to defend them. lawyer
There is a system called _____ (two words, no space) to help even the poorest person get a lawyer. LegalAid
In the first step of a trial, the accused enters a ___, saying if they are admitting guilt or not. plea
In a trial by _____, only one person, the judge, decides on innocence or guilt. judge
This is what we call the decision at the end of a trial, where they say if the accused is innocent or guilty. verdict
This is what we call the person who is accused of a crime, when they are on trial. Defendant
The government side in a criminal trial is called the Crown, or the _____. prosecution
Witnesses have to tell the truth in court; if they don't, it is a crime called ____. perjury
There are this many people on a jury, in a criminal case. twelve
This is where trials happen. court
Our system does this to people found guilty of crimes, to send a message that society does not allow that behaviour. punishment
It is a basic rule of Canadian justice that everyone must ___ the law. obey
When people are found ____ of a crime, they are punished. guilty

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

Criminal Justice Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A decision by a judge or jury that a defendant in a criminal case is not guilty of a crime Acquittal
“Otherwise called,” indicating person has been called by another name Alias
To change Amended
A formal accusation of a crime Charge
sentence type; a public service performed as restitution to the state Community Service
A type of probation in which jail time is suspended Conditional Discharge
The act or process of judicially finding someone guilty of a crime Conviction
A non-conviction, an order disposing of an action Dismissal
A final settlement, determination Disposition
The actual date that a disposition is decided by the court Disposition Date
A formal record in which a judge or court clerk briefly notes all the proceeding Docket
A serious crime usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year Felony
The date a case is filed with the court File Date
A judgment of conviction by a court or jury Guilty
A piece of information such as name, date of birth, social security number Identifier
shorter terms of confinement for misdemeanor convictions Jail
A crime that is less serious than a felony and is usually punishable by fine or a shorter confinement Misdemeanor
change, addition, or deletion that alters the original conditions Modification
A public building used to house those convicted of felonies and other serious crimes Prison
The release of a convicted person from detention subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. Probation
The judgment formally pronounced by the judge Sentence
To recall, make void, or “take back” the sentencing – such as probation Revocation
Postponing the imposition of the sentence or finding for a period of time upon certain conditions Deferred sentencing
What is the Criminal Justice system?

''Monster'' Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the freeing of a person from the charge of crime. acquittal
a sworn statement in writing affadavit
a person who is being sued or accused in a legal action defendent
the prosecuting officer of a judicial branch district attorney
a public official having to decide questions brought before the court judge
a body of persons sworn to protect a matter of fact and give their verdict jury
the unlawful killing of a person without intention to do so manslaughter
say something to express ones disapproval of disagreement with something object
to be guilty of doing overule
the release of a prisoner for good behavior parole
the offense of telling a lie in court after an oath perjury
a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immortal act perpetrator
harmful to someone or something ;detrimental prejudicial
the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of criminal charge prosecution
undergo or suffer sustain
a decision on a disputed issue verdict
a person who sees an event typically a crime or accident ,takes place witness
punishment by execution death penalty
to make an agreement in which a defendent pleads guilty to a lesser charge the prosecutor drops more serious charges plea bargain
even the slightest bit of doubt, after careful consideration of all evidence in a case that the defendent is innocent reasonable doubt