Review Exam III

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Review Exam III
2010-05-05 17:18:12


Criminal Law
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  1. aggravated robbery
    a robbery committed by a person armed with a dangerous weapon
  2. arson
    the crime of intentionally burning someone else's house or building
  3. forgery
    the crime of making a false written instrument or materially altering a written instrument with the intent to defraud
  4. embezzlement
    the crime of using a position of trust or authority to transfer or convert the money or property of another to oneself
  5. assault
    the attempt or threat to inflict bodily injury upon another person
  6. money-laundering
    the offense of disguising illegal income to make it appear ligitimate
  7. white-collar crimes
    economic offenses characterized by deception or abuse of trust and often involving the use of computers or other modern technoligies
  8. abandoned property
    property over which the former owner has relinquished any claim of ownership
  9. warrant
    a judicial writ or order directed to a law enforcement officer authorizing the doing of a specified act
  10. probable cause
    a reasonable ground for belief in certain alleged facts
  11. computer fraud
    an offense consisting of obtaining property or services by false pretenses through use of a computer or computer network
  12. copyright
    a form of legal protection provided to the authors of original literary
  13. organized crime
    syndicates involved in racketeering and other criminal activities
  14. money laundering
    the offense of disguising illegal income to make it appear ligitimate
  15. blackmail
    extortion of oney, property, or services from a person by threatening to expose embarassing or harmful information about that person
  16. carjacking
    taking a motor vehicle from someone by force and violence or by intimidation
  17. misdemeanor
    a minor offense usually punishable by fine or imprisonment for less than one year
  18. felony
    a serious crime for which a person may be imprisoned for more than one year
  19. writ
    an order issued by a court of law requiring the performance of some specific act
  20. voir dire
    to speak the truth
  21. opening statements
    a prosecutors or defense lawyer's initial statement to the judge or jury in a trial
  22. jury instructions
    a judge's explanation of the law applicable to a case being heard by a jury
  23. closing arguments
    arguments presented at a trial