Criminology politics key words



A written law passed by a legislative body.

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A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion.

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A statutory plan passed by Congress or any legislature which is a bill until enacted and becomes law.

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House of Commons

The Commons is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as members of Parliament (MPs).

Members are elected to represent constituencies by the first-past-the-post system and hold their seats until Parliament is dissolved.

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Public Consultation

It is a regulatory process by which the public's input on matters affecting them is sought.

Its main goals are in improving the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects or laws and policies.

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Opposition Party

In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed, primarily ideologically, to the government, party or group in political control of a city, region, state, country or other political body.

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Back Bencher

(In the UK) a Member of Parliament who does not hold office in the government or opposition and who sits behind the front benches in the House of Commons.

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The action of making something that was previously illegal permissible by law.

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Party Manifesto

A manifesto is a published declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government.

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(In the UK) the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons.

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House of Lords

The upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Membership is granted by appointment or else by heredity or official function.

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Member of Parliament (MP)

A person formally elected to the UK national legislative body or other similar legislature elsewhere.

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Cabinet member

The Cabinet collectively decides the government's direction, especially in regard to legislation passed by the parliament.

Typically consisting of the top leaders of the executive branch.

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The group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office.

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