I. Definitions – Match the correct vocabulary term to its definition.
Date ___________ Period _____
1. _____________________________ n. the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted or conducted
2. _____________________________ n. a body of person sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them
3. _____________________________ n. the finding or decision of a jury on the matter submitted to it in
4. _____________________________ n. a murder that is characterized by full conscious willful intent and a
measure of forethought and planning
5. _____________________________ v. to think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully
6. _____________________________ n. a real doubt, based upon reason and common sense after careful and
impartial consideration of all the evidence, or lack of evidence, in a case
7. _____________________________ n. the party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted or conducted
8. _____________________________ n. the responsibility of the prosecution to prove to the jury the guilt of the
9. _____________________________ n. one who can give first-hand account of something seen, heard, or
10. ___________________________ __n. a solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in
response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public official
11. _____________________________ n. when a jury cannot come to a unanimous decision, forcing the judge to
declare a mistrial
12. _____________________________ n. invalid trial, caused by fundamental error; trial must start again from the
selection of the jury
13. _____________________________ n. something that furnishes proof
14. _____________________________ n.
the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has been
previously been put on trial under a valid charge
15. ____________________________ adj.
the act or action of defending
II. Sentence Completion and Context Clues: Use the context clue(s) to determine which word from your list best completes each sentence. Write your answer neatly on the line. Spelling and capitalization DO count!
The criminal’s _______________________ attorney was worried that he wouldn’t be able to save the man from jail time.
The _____________________ was made of up six men and six women.
The ________________________ was determined to work hard to make sure the accused goes to jail.
Some of the _____________________ included a bloody knife, a hate letter, and a hateful text message.
The witness’s __________________________ included information about how the accused was angry at the person who was murdered.
The jurors took over four hours to _________________________on the verdict.
There was an error with data, so the judge declared a _____________________for the case.
There were two ___________________________(es) who could explain where they saw the criminal on the night of the murder.
The movie stub was _____________________that the criminal was at a movie on the night of the murder.
The _______________________________ was “not guilty”, so everyone was free to go home.
III. Dramatic Elements Review: Write the correct answer on the line provided.
A story acted on stage in front of a live audience is called a ________________________.
The word drama originated from what country? _________________________________.
A ___________________ is a type of play that involves an unhappy ending.
A ___________________ is a type of play that has a happy ending.