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Running head: DEFINITION OF TERMS 1 Definition of Terms Tyeshia Sims Wet Georgia Technical College
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Definition of Terms Absolute immunity Absolute immunity is a provision of the law that protects government officials from prosecution or lawsuits provided that they are within the premises of their duties. Accreditation Accreditation is a validation process that institutions such as police academies use to evaluate candidates. A peer review board outlines the standards of the process. Civilian review Civilian review refers complains channeled by citizens against police officers. The civilian review board is non-partisan to the internal affairs of police departments and comprises of citizens only. Color of law Color of law refers to the false representations of a law, and which may lead to complete violation due the absence of legal authorization. Comparative negligence Comparative negligence refers to a partial legal defense limiting the damages salvageable by a plaintiff in a negligence-based clam. It is reliant on the extent to which the subject’s negligence
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