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Chapter 7 231583

Crime in America

TermDefinition
Alternatives to Incarceration Rehab programs for drug and alcohol addictions, work study, community service,
Brady Act Instituted background checks for firearms purchases.
Implied Consent Law Consent that is not expressively given, but due to a person's actions, lack there of, or the circumstances is inferred.
Drug Courts Provide treatment for people and they are closely monitored to make sure they are improving, held accountable for reporting to meetings and court dates.
Megan's Law Laws that require law enforcement officers to make information available to the public regarding sex offenders. Offenders have to notify officers if they have a change in address.
Recidivism a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior
Crime on Campus The number of crimes that occur on high school and college campus' has risen and become an increasing concern in the past few years.
Gang an organized group of criminals
Crime Clock The frequency of crimes
Crime Index the eight crimes the FBI combines to produce its annual crime index. These offenses include willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, larceny over $50, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Gun Control refers to laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms.
Incarceration Imprisonment by the state
Community Policing A strategy whereby the community works actively with the local police to lower the crime rate in its area.
Substance Abuse The harmful overuse of chemicals, such as drugs or alcohol.
Drunk Driving The operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated (overcome by alcohol to the point of losing control over one's conscious faculties). A drunk person's blood-alcohol concentration is above a predefined level, usually 0.10 percent.
Controlled Substance Act Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.[1] The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated.
Restitution recompense for injury or loss. Compensation to a family for their loss in a civil case
Good Samaritan Laws protection for assistances to injured, ill, otherwise incapacitated. Good Samaritan laws encourage people to offer assistance. Intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.
Created by: rebecca_merritt