Criminal Law - Key Words

Actus Reus
Latin: 'The guilty act'
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Appeal
The process of a higher court reviewing a decision made by a lower court
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Civil Law
The system of law concerned with the private interactions between citizens in a community
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Common Law
Law developed through judicial decisions made on precedent and cases instead of statute law.
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Consideration
Conferring a benefit to the other party, or suffering some detriment or forbearance, in order to legally secure a contract.
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Damages
Monetary compensation awarded by a court
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Doctrine
A legal rule or principle
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Express term
A rule within a contract made explicit either written or verbal
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Green Papers
Used to gain peoples view about a piece of proposed legislation from interested and effected parties
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Guilty
A verdict decided by a judge or jury that person is legally responsible for crime
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Implied Term
A rule within a contract which is not explicit but is read into the contract either by the courts, to reflect the true intentions of the parties to the contract, or by statute.
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Oblique intention
The defendant sees that the consequence of their action is virtually certain.
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Juridistiction
The area a court can operate and the power it has
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Juror
A member of a jury
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Jury
A group of the public required to find the verdict in a case based of evidence and precedent
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The process of a higher court reviewing a decision made by a lower court

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The system of law concerned with the private interactions between citizens in a community

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Law developed through judicial decisions made on precedent and cases instead of statute law.

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Conferring a benefit to the other party, or suffering some detriment or forbearance, in order to legally secure a contract.

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