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List of basic criminal justice topics

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See the general list of legal topics regarding any legal topics outside of the area of criminal justice.



Contents: Top - 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Abuse defense -- Actus reus -- Administrative law -- Affray -- Arraignment -- Arrest warrant -- Arson -- Assault -- Attendant circumstances

B

Bail -- Bias crime -- Booking -- Burglary


C

Case law -- Causation -- Chain of custody -- Citizen's arrest -- Civil law -- Clearance rate -- Common law -- Concurrence -- Concurrent sentence -- Conflict model -- Consecutive sentence -- Consensus model -- Corpus delicti -- Corrections -- Creative lawyering -- Crime -- Crime control -- Crime index -- Criminal justice -- Criminology

D

Death penalty -- Defense (legal) -- Defense of property -- Denial of a speedy trial -- Deterrence -- Diminished responsibility -- Double jeopardy -- Due process

E

Embezzlement -- Entrapment -- Espionage -- Evidentiary hearing -- Excuse -- Execution warrant --

F

Felony -- Forgery


G

Grand jury


H

Hate crime

I

Ignorance of the law -- Inchoate offense -- Indictable offence -- Indictment -- Individual rights -- Infraction -- Innovative defense -- Insanity defense -- Islamic law


J

Jurisprudence -- Jury instructions -- Jury nullification -- Jury trial -- Justice -- Justification

K

Kangaroo court -- Kidnapping

L

Larceny -- Law -- Liability

M

Mafia -- manslaughter -- McNaghten rules -- Mens rea -- Miranda Warning -- Misdemeanor -- Mistake -- Motive -- Motor vehicle theft -- Murder

N

Negligence

O

Obscenity -- Offense -- Organized crime

P

Pardon -- Penal law -- Peremptory pleas -- Perjury -- Plea bargain -- Precedent -- Predator -- Preliminary hearing -- Prescription -- Probable cause -- Probation -- Procedural defense -- Prosecutorial misconduct -- Prostitution -- Provocation -- Public order

Q

R

Rape -- Resisting unlawful arrest -- Robbery

S

Selective prosecution -- Self-defense -- Sentence -- Sharia -- Shoplifting -- Social control -- Stare decisis -- Star Chamber -- Statutory law -- Suicide -- Summary offence

T

Terrorism -- Theft -- Treason -- Trespass -- Trial -- Trial by jury -- Trial de novo

U

V

Violence


W

War crime -- Warrant -- Writ -- Writ of Habeas Corpus

X

Y

Z

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