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Criminal Justice

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Accomplice One who knowingly, voluntarily, and with common intent unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime.
Actus Reus Criminal conduct specifically, intentional or criminally negligent action or inaction that causes harm.
Aggravated Any circumstance attending the commission of a crime which increases its guilt or enormity or adds to its injuries consequences.
Aggravated Assault Its an assault which criminal law punish more severely due to its seriousness. Factors raise an assault to an aggravated assault typically include the use of a weapon. the status of the victim, the intent of the perpetrator.
Alibi In a criminal action, a defense that the defendant was somewhere other than the scene of the crime when the crime was committed.
Arson The willful and malicious burning of someone else's dwelling house.
Assault Is the act of creating apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact with a person.
Attempted An offense that occurs when a person comes dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act.
Autopsy A Medical examination of a corpse to determine the disease, injury, and cause of death especially in a criminal investigation.
battery A criminal offense involving unlawful physical contact, use of force against another resulting in harmful, offensive or sexual contact.
Bias Crime A crime motivated by racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or other prejudice.
Burglary The crime offense of breaking and entering a building illegally for the purpose of committing a crime.
CarJacking the criminal offense of taking of a motor vehicle from its owner by force, or intimidation
Complaint A charging document specifying that an offense has been committed by a person or persons harmed or described
Convicted The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense
Crime Violation of a law in which there is injury to the public and determine jail or prison
Criminal damage to property A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property belonging to another intentionally to destroy or damage any such property or being reckless.
Created by: janelyestrada98