Criminal Law Review

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Key Terms Review Sheet
CLU3M
Criminal Law
Chapter 4: Criminal Law and Criminal Offences
A person who helps an offender escape detention
Cause or reason to commit a criminal act
Planning and acting together for an unlawful purpose
Law that deals with offences against society
Latin phrase meaning “a wrongful action”
Latin phrase meaning “a guilty mind”
The first step toward committing the crime
Minor criminal offences that are tried immediately
Serious crimes that carry more severe penalties
Offences that can be punishable as indictable or summary offence
Encouraging another person to commit a crime
Chapter 5:
Accessory after the fact
Motive
Conspiracy
Criminal Law
Actus Reus
Mens Rea
Attempt
Summary Conviction
Offence
Indictable
Hybrid
Abetting
The Criminal Code
Forcible removal of a child
Any weapon that has been declared completely banned
Painlessly putting to death as an act of mercy a person suffering from an
incurable and disabling disease
Communicating for the purposes of prostitution
Theft involving violence, threat of violence, assault, or the use of offensive
weapons
Killing of an infant shortly after birth, by its mother who has become
mentally disturbed from the effects of giving birth
The deliberate destruction or damage of property
Planned and deliberate killing
Intent to wound, maim, or disfigure
Intentional damage by fire
Blamable killing
The act of fraudulently taking something
A representation known to be false
Word Bank
Theft
Criminal Law
False Pretences
Robbery
Actus Reus
Mischief
Soliciting
Attempt
Summary Conviction Offence
Abduction
First Degree Murder
Accessory after the fact
Conspiracy
Aggravated assault
Prohibited Weapon
Abetting
Abduction
Prohibited Weapon
Euthanasia
Soliciting
Robbery
Infanticide
Mischief
First Degree Murder
Aggravated assault
Arson
Culpable Homicide
Theft
False Pretences
Euthanasia
Mens Rea
Infanticide
Indictable
Arson
Culpable Homicide
Hybrid
Motive
Chapter 7: Bringing the Accused to Trial
The use of medicine and science to solve legal problems
To look for evidence related to a charge/investigation
A lie detector test
To be sent back into custody
The process of revealing all evidence to both sides
A document giving police the right to search a specific location
A written document made under oath by a police officer stating reasonable
and probable grounds to believe an offence has been committed
The process of encouraging an accused to plead guilty to a lesser charge in
hope of receiving a lighter sentence
To deprive a person of his or her liberty in order to lay a charge, preserve
evidence, or prevent the person from committing another offence
A formal document naming the accused, listing the offence, and ordering
the arrest
Forensic Science
Search
Polygraph
Remand
Disclosure
Search Warrant
Information
Plea Negotiation
Arrest
Arrest Warrant
Chapter 8: Trial Procedures
To be tried twice for the same offence
To isolate a jury until members reach a decision
A jury that cannot reach a unanimous decision
A document ordering a person to appear in court as a witness
Indirect evidence
The process of selecting a jury
A trial within a trial to discuss the admissibility of evidence
Knowingly giving false evidence with intent to mislead
The challenge of a juror without giving a reason
The challenge of a juror because the juror has particular knowledge about
the case
Committing a crime under the threat of death or immediate bodily harm
Double Jeopardy
Sequester
Hung Jury
Subpoena
Circumstantial Evidence
Empanelling
Voir dire
Perjury
Peremptory challenge
Challenge for Cause
Duress or Compulsion
Word Bank
Polygraph
Empanelling
Remand
Hung Jury
Disclosure
Sequester
Arrest Warrant
Double Jeopardy
Forensic Science
Search Warrant
Circumstantial Evidence
Plea Negotiation
Perjury
Voir dire
Challenge for Cause
Disclosure
Arrest
Subpoena
Search
Information
Peremptory challenge
Duress or Compulsion
Chapter 9: From Sentencing to Release
To return to prison of repeat offenders
A sentence that discourages a person from committing the same offence
The right to be released back into the community under supervision after
serving two-thirds of a sentence if the offender has not already been
released on parole
The principle that a person who is convicted of several violations of the
same offence should not be sentenced to an overlong prison term
A sentence with more than one penalty served at the same time
To be discharged with no conditions and no conviction recorded
Imprisonment
Programs directed at keeping offenders out of the prison system
A report prepared prior to sentencing
A statement made by the victim describing how the offence has affected
their life
Circumstances that lessen the responsibility of the offender
A sentence to be served on weekends
Repaying the victim
Recidivism
Deterrence
Statutory Release
Principle of Totality
Concurrent Sentence
Absolute Discharge
Incarceration
Diversion Programs
Pre-Sentence report
Victim-Impact Statement
Mitigating Circumstance
Intermittent Sentence
Restitution
Word Bank:
Statutory Release
Deterrence
Restitution
Absolute Discharge
Possible Essay Question:
How do the Criminal offences in
Canada reflect the views of society?
Diversion Programs
Victim-Impact Statement
Concurrent Sentence
Mitigating Circumstance
Principle of Totality
Incarceration
Intermittent Sentence
Recidivism
Pre-Sentence report
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