Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Civics and economics

Jurisdiction The right of a court to hear a case and make a decision
Juvenile A person under the age of 18
Judicial Review The right of courts to determine the constitutionality of 1. Laws 2. Acts of the executive branch
Criminal Law Determines whether a person is or is not guilty of breaking a law
Civil Law When the court settles a disagreement between two parties. (Ex: divorce , employee vs. boss or company)
Case Procedures Proper steps law enforcement (police) and courts must take during criminal cases or investigations
Bail the temporary release of a prisoner in exchange for security given for the due appearance of the prisoner
Arraignment to state the charges against someone who is accused of a crime in a formal procedure before a judge
Probable Cause evidence that gives someone a reason to think that a crime has been or is being committed
Plaintiff a person who sues another person or accuses another person of a crime ( CIVIL ONLY)
Defendant a person who is being sued or accused of a crime in a court of law (Civil and Criminal)
Compensation something that is done or given to make up for damage, trouble (Ex: money, community service)
Due Process The Constitutional protection against unfair government actions and laws
Appellate Court deals with people attempting to reverse legal decisions.
Misdemeanor minor offense, rather than a serious crime
Felony serious crime, like murder, arson, or burglary.
Jury group that decides a contest or a court case together
Jail a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government
PLea a defendant's answer by a factual matter
verdict the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision
Damages a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
Indictment a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
appeal take a court case to a higher court for review
Created by: 3059192