a's - 1983 lawsuit A civil suit brought under Title 42,...

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1983 lawsuit A civil suit brought under Title 42, Section 1983, of the U.S. Code against anyone who denies others their constitutional right to life, liberty, or property without due process of law. abused child A child who has been physically, sexually, or mentally abused. Most states also consider a child who is forced into delinquent activity by a parent or guardian to be abused. acquittal The judgment of a court, based on a verdict of a jury or a judicial officer, that the defendant is not guilty of the offense or offenses for which he or she was tried. actus reus An act in violation of the law. Also, a guilty act. adjudication The process by which a court arrives at a decision regarding a case. Also, the resultant decision. adjudicatory hearing The fact-finding process wherein the juvenile court determines whether there is sufficient evidence to sustain the allegations in a petition. ADMAX Administrative maximum. The term is used by the federal government to denote ultra-high- security prisons. administration of justice The performance of any of the following activities: detection, apprehension, detention, pretrial release, post-trial release, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision, or rehabilitation of accused persons or criminal offenders.4 admission In corrections, the entry of an offender into the legal jurisdiction of a correctional agency or into the physical custody of a correctional facility. adult A person who is within the original jurisdiction of a criminal court, rather than a juvenile court, because his or her age at the time of an alleged criminal act was above a statutorily specified limit. adversarial system
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course CJC 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at Ball State.

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