Doc’s CJ Glossary


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H

  • Habeas Corpus
  • Habitual Offender
  • Hacker
  • Hands-off Doctrine (Corrections)
  • Harm {element of a crime}
  • Harrison Act
  • Hate Crime
  • Hearing
  • Hearsay
  • Hierarchical
  • Hierarchy Rule (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Home Confinement
  • Home-invasion Robbery
  • Homicide
  • Hot Pursuit Search
  • Hot Spot
  • House Arrest.  See Home Confinement.
  • Howard, John
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Hue and Cry [Policing]
  • Hundred [Policing]
  • Hung Jury
  • Hypothesis

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I

  • Identity Theft
  • Illegally Seized Evidence
  • Illegal Search and Seizure
  • Imminent Danger [Criminal Law]
  • Impeachment
  • Inactive Supervision [Corrections]
  • In Camera
  • Incapacitation
  • Incarceration
  • Incest
  • Inchoate Offense
  • Incident-based Reporting
  • Included Offense
  • Incompetent to Stand Trial
  • Inculpatory Evidence
  • Independent Counsel
  • Indeterminate Sentencing
  • Index Crime.  See Crime Index
  • Index Offenses.  See Crime Index
  • Indictment
  • Indigent Defendant
  • Individual Racism
  • Individual Rights
  • Individual Rights Advocate
  • Industrial Prison
  • Inevitable Discovery Exception [Procedural Law]
  • Infancy Defense
  • Infanticide
  • Inference [Law and Science]
  • Informal Diversion
  • Informant
  • In Forma Pauperis
  • Information {in charging a person with a crime}
  • Infraction
  • Inherent Coercion {in police interrogations}
  • Initial Appearance.  See First Appearance.
  • Injunction
  • Inquisitorial System
  • In Re Gault (1967)     Read the Abridged Case
  • In Re Winship (1970)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Insanity Defense [Criminal Law]
  • Insider Information
  • Insider Trading [Criminal Law]
  • Institutional Capacity
  • Institutional Racism
  • Intake
  • Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP)
  • Intent [Criminal Law]
  • Inter Alia [Legal Latin]
  • Interdiction
  • Interdisciplinary Theory [Criminology]
  • Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Intermediate Sanctions
  • Internal Affairs
  • International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
  • INTERPOL Washington [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • International Terrorism
  • Interrogation
  • Intoxication [Criminal Law]
  • Investigator [Policing]
  • Involuntary Intoxication [Criminal Law]
  • Involuntary Manslaughter.  See Manslaughter.
  • Irresistible Impulse Test [Criminal Law]
  • Islamic Law

 


J

  • Jail
  • Jail Commitment
  • Johnson v. Avery (1969)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Judge
  • Judgment
  • Judgment Suspending Sentence
  • Judicial Activism
  • Judicial Diversion
  • Judicial Independence
  • Judicial Misconduct
  • Judicial Officer
  • Judicial Restraint
  • Judicial Review
  • Judiciary {as a branch of government}
  • Jurisdiction
  • Jurisprudence
  • Jury
  • Jury Instructions
  • Jury Nullification
  • Jury Panel
  • Jury Selection
  • Just Deserts
  • Justice
  • Justice Model {of Imprisonment}
  • Justifiable Homicide [Criminal Law]
  • Justification [Criminal Law]
  • Juvenile
  • Juvenile Court
  • Juvenile Court Act of 1899
  • Juvenile Court Movement
  • Juvenile Court Judgement
  • Juvenile Curfew
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Act of 1968
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Juvenile Disposition
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile Justice Agency
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Juvenile Petition

 


K

  • Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment [Policing]
  • Kagan, Elena {Justice}
  • Kennedy, Anthony {Justice}
  • Kent v. the United States (1966)
  • Kidnapping (FBI’s Uniform Crime Report)
  • Kidnapping [Criminal Law]
  • Kin Policing
  • Knapp Commission
  • Knock and Announce Requirement [Procedural Law]
  • Knowingly {culpable mental state}
  • Knowingly and Voluntarily

 


L

  • Labeling Theory [Criminology]
  • Larceny [Criminal Law]
  • Larceny-theft (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Larceny by Trick [Criminal Law]
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Agency
  • Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawrence v. Texas (2003)   Read the Abridged Case
  • Lawyer.  See Attorney.
  • Lay Witness
  • Layer Cake Federalism
  • Lease System
  • Legal Cause [Criminal Law]
  • Legal Counsel.  See Attorney.
  • Legalistic Style {of Policing}
  • Legalization
  • Legislature
  • Lesser Included Offense [Criminal Law]
  • Lesser of Two Evils Defense [Criminal Law]
  • Less-than-lethal
  • Lex Talionis (Legal Latin)
  • Liberal [Politics / Courts]
  • Liberal Decisions [Courts]
  • Life Course Perspective (Criminology)
  • Limited Jurisdiction [Courts]
  • Line Officer [Policing]
  • Local Government
  • Local Police Department
  • Lower Courts

 


M

  • Mafia
  • Magistrate
  • Magistrate Judge
  • Magna Carta
  • Major Crimes.  See Part I Offenses.  (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Mala In Se (Legal Latin)
  • Mala Prohibita (Legal Latin)
  • Malice Aforethought [Criminal Law]  See also Premeditation.
  • Malicious Mischief [Criminal Law]
  • Mandatory Sentencing
  • Manslaughter [Criminal Law]
  • Mapp v. Ohio (1961)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Marble Cake Federalism
  • Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  • Marital Rape [Criminal Law]
  • Maryland v. Garrison (1987)
  • Maryland v. Wilson (1997)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Maximum-Security Prison [Corrections]
  • Maximum Sentence
  • Mayhem [Criminal Law]
  • McCleskey v. Kemp (1987)    Read the Abridged Case
  • McKeiver v. Pennsylvania (1971)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Medical Model {of Corrections}
  • Medium-Security Prison [Corrections]
  • Megan’s Law [Criminal Law]
  • Mempa v. Rhay (1967)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Mens Rea (Legal Latin)
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Mere Hunch {Procedural Law}
  • Minimum-Security Prison [Corrections]
  • Miranda Rights [Procedural Law]
  • Miranda Triggers [Procedural Law]
  • Miranda v. Arizona (1966)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Miranda Warnings [Procedural Law]
  • Misdemeanant
  • Misdemeanor
  • Mistrial
  • Misprision of Felony [Criminal Law]
  • Misprision of Treason [Criminal Law]
  • Mistake Defense [Criminal Law]
  • Mistake of Fact [Criminal Law] See Mistake Defense.
  • Mistake of Law [Criminal Law]  See Mistake Defense.
  • Mitigating Circumstances [Criminal Law / Sentencing]
  • Mixed Sentence [Corrections]
  • M’Naghten Rule [Criminal Law]
  • Model Penal Code (MPC) [Criminal Law]
  • Monell v. Department of Social Services (1978)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Monetary Fine
  • Money Laundering [Criminal Law]
  • Moot [Procedural Law]
  • Morrissey v. Brewer (1972)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Mosaic Code
  • Motion
  • Motion for a New Trial
  • Motion in Limine
  • Motion to Suppress
  • Motive
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Multiculturalism
  • Multiethnic
  • Multiracial
  • Municipal Court
  • Murder [Criminal Law]
  • Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Mutual Pledge System

 


N

  • NAACP
  • Narcoterrorism
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (OJP)  [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • National Incident-based Reporting System (NIBRS) [FBI]
  • National Institute of Corrections (FBOP) [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • National Institute of Justice (OJP) [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) [Homeland Security]
  • National Security Division (NSD) [Homeland Security]
  • Nationalization
  • Natural Law
  • Necessity Defense [Criminal Law]  See Lesser of Two Evils Defense.
  • Neglected Child
  • Negligence [Criminal Law]
  • Negligent Manslaughter [FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports]
  • Neoclassical Criminology
  • New Jersey v. TLO (1985)
  • New Police.  See London Metropolitan Police Force
  • New York v. Quarles (1984)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Night Watch [Policing]
  • Nix v. Williams (1984)     Read the Abridged Case
  • No-knock Warrant [Procedural Law]
  • Nolle Prosequi (Legal Latin)
  • Nolo Contendere (Legal Latin)
  • Nonsystem Argument
  • Non-deadly Force
  • North Carolina v. Alford (1970)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity [Criminal Law]
  • Not Guilty Plea
  • Nothing-works Doctrine
  • No True Bill

 


O

  • Objectivity [Law / Research Methods]
  • Objectively Reasonable [Law]
  • Obscenity
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Occupational Crime
  • Offender
  • Offense
  • Offense Known to Police [FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports]
  • Office for Victims of Crime [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of the Associate Attorney General [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Health Affairs (OHA) [Homeland Security]
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) [Homeland Security]
  • Office of the Deputy Attorney General [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of the Inspector General [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention  (OJJDP) [U.S. Dept. of Justice]
  • Office of Operations Coordination and Planning [Homeland Security]
  • Office of Policy [Homeland Security]
  • Office of the Pardon Attorney [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of the Solicitor General [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Special Counsel [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office of Tribal Justice  [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Office on Violence Against Women  [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Official Misconduct in Office [Criminal Law]
  • Omission [Criminal Law]
  • Open Fields Doctrine [Procedural Law]
  • Opening Statement
  • Operational Capacity
  • Opinion {Judicial}
  • Opportunity Theory [Criminology]
  • Oral Argument {Courts}
  • Order Maintenance [Policing]
  • Ordinary Crime
  • Organized Crime
  • Original Jurisdiction
  • Overturn [Law]

 


P

  • Pandering [Criminal Law]
  • Panel
  • Pardon
  • Parens Patriae (Legal Latin)
  • Parish
  • Parliament
  • Parole
  • Parole Board
  • Parolee
  • Parole Officer
  • Parole Revocation
  • Parole Supervision
  • Parole Supervisory Caseload
  • Parole Violation
  • Paroling Authority
  • Parsons v. State (1887)
  • Part I Offenses
  • Part II Offenses
  • Particularity Requirement [Procedural Law]
  • Partisan Politics
  • Patriot Act.  See USA Patriot Act of 2001
  • Peacemaking Criminology
  • Peace Officer Standards and Training Program (POST)
  • Penal Code [Criminal Law]
  • Penal Law.  See Criminal Law.
  • Penitence [Corrections]
  • Penitent
  • Penitentiary [Corrections]
  • Pennsylvania System [Corrections]
  • Peremptory Challenge {Voir Dire}
  • Perjury [Criminal Law]
  • Perpetrator
  • Petition [Juvenile Justice]
  • Petit Jury
  • Petit Treason [Criminal Law]
  • Petition for a Writ of Certiorari [Procedural Law]
  • Petty Offense
  • Phenomenological Criminology
  • Phishing [Computer Crime]
  • Phrenology
  • Physical Dependence
  • Plain View Doctrine [Procedural Law]
  • Pimping.  See Pandering.
  • Pinkerton Rule [Criminal Law]
  • Piracy.  See also Software Piracy
  • Plaintiff
  • Plain View
  • Plea
  • Plea Bargain
  • Pleadings
  • Police
  • Police-community Relations (PCR)
  • Police Brutality
  • Police Corruption
  • Police Courts
  • Police Discretion
  • Police Ethics
  • Police Management
  • Police Professionalism
  • Police Subculture
  • Police Union
  • Police Use of Force
  • Police Working Personality
  • Policy
  • Political Era [Policing]
  • Political Right [Politics]
  • Politicized [Politics]
  • Politics
  • Positivist School [Criminology]
  • Posse Comitatus [Legal Latin /  Policing]
  • Possession [Criminal Law]
  • Postconviction Remedy
  • Post-disposition Hearing [Juvenile Justice]
  • Postmodern Criminology
  • Postpartum Depression Syndrome  [Criminal Law]
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [Policing and Criminal Law]
  • Powell v. Alabama (1932)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Power of the Purse
  • Precedent
  • Preliminary Hearing
  • Preliminary Investigation [Policing]
  • Premeditation [Criminal Law].  See also Malice Aforethought.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome [Criminal Law]
  • Preponderance of the Evidence [Law]
  • Presentence Investigation
  • Presentence Report
  • Presentment
  • Presumption [Law]
  • Presumptive Sentencing
  • Pretrial Conference
  • Pretrial Detention
  • Pretrial Discovery [Law]
  • Pretrial Motions
  • Pretrial Release
  • Pretrial Services
  • Pretrial Services Officer [Federal Courts}
  • Preventive Patrol [Policing]
  • Primary Aggressor [Criminal Law / Policing]
  • Principal [Criminal Law]
  • Principal in the First Degree [Criminal Law]
  • Prison
  • Prison Argot
  • Prison Capacity
  • Prison Commitment
  • Prison Industrial Complex
  • Prison Overcrowding
  • Prison Programs
  • Prisoner
  • Prisonization
  • Prison Subculture
  • Private Prison
  • Private Protective Services
  • Private Security
  • Privatization
  • Probable Cause [Law and Policing]
  • Probation
  • Probationer
  • Probation Officer
  • Probation Revocation
  • Probation Termination
  • Probation Violation
  • Probation Workload
  • Problem Analysis Triangle [Policing]
  • Problem Police Officer
  • Problem-Oriented Policing
  • Pro Bono Publico [Legal Latin]
  • Proactive [Policing]
  • Procedural Criminal Law
  • Procedural Defense
  • Procedural Due Process
  • Procedural Justice
  • Procedural Law.  See Procedural Criminal Law.
  • Property Bond
  • Property Crime {FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports}
  • Proportionality Doctrine
  • Pro se
  • Prosecute
  • Prosecution Agency
  • Prosecutor
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Prostitution
  • Psychoactive Substance
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychological Dependence
  • Psychological Manipulation
  • Psychological Profiling
  • Psychological School (Criminology)
  • Psychopath
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychosis
  • Public Defender
  • Public Defender Agency
  • Public-order Advocate
  • Public Safety Department
  • Public Safety Exception [Procedural Law]
  • Punitive Damages
  • Purposely {culpable mental state}

 


Q

  • Quasi-Military Organization [Policing]
  • Qutb v. Strauss (1993)

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R

  • Racial Discrimination
  • Racial Profiling
  • Racism
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) [Criminal Law]
  • Racketeering [Criminal Law]
  • Radical Criminology.  Also Marxist Criminology and Critical Criminology.
  • Rape. [Criminal Law] See also Forcible Rape and Sexual Battery.
  • Rape Shield Laws [Criminal Law]
  • Rape Trauma Syndrome [Criminal Law]
  • Rate
  • Rated Capacity
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Reaction Formation
  • Reactive [Policing]
  • Real Evidence
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Reasonable Doubt Standard
  • Reasonable Force
  • Reasonable Man Test.  See Reasonable Person Test.
  • Reasonable Person Test
  • Reasonable Suspicion.  See also Probable Cause.
  • Rebuttable Presumption [Law]
  • Rebuttal {in a Criminal Trial}
  • Reception Facility
  • Recidivism
  • Recidivist
  • Recklessly {culpable mental state}
  • Record
  • Recreational Drug User
  • Reform Era {of Policing}
  • Reformatory Movement [Corrections]
  • Reformatory Style
  • Regional Jail
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Model {of Corrections}
  • Rehnquist Court (1986 – 2005)
  • Release on Recognizance (ROR)
  • Remand [Law]
  • Remedy [Law]
  • Reporter [Legal Research]
  • Reprieve
  • Research
  • Resident
  • Residential Burglary [Criminal Law]
  • Residential Commitment
  • Residential Treatment Center [Juvenile Justice]
  • Residual Problems of Society [Policing]
  • Restitution
  • Restoration
  • Restorative Justice
  • Retribution
  • Retributive Justice
  • Revenge
  • Reversed [Law]
  • Revocation [Corrections]
  • Revocation Hearing
  • Ricketts v. Adamson (1987)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Right to Counsel
  • Right to a Public Trial
  • Right to a Speedy Trial
  • Right to a Trial by Jury
  • Right to Access to the Courts
  • Right to Assemble
  • Right to be Free From Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Right to Confront Witnesses
  • Right to Counsel
  • Right to Free Speech
  • Right to Notice of Accusations
  • Right to Privacy
  • Right to Remain Silent
  • Right to Free Exercise of Religion
  • Right to Vote
  • Riot.  See Unlawful Assembly.
  • Robbery {FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports}
  • Robbery [Criminal Law]
  • Roe v. Wade (1973)
  • Rout.  See Unlawful Assembly.
  • Routine Activities Theory
  • Rule of Law
  • Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Runaway

 


S

  • San Diego Field Interrogation Study [Policing]
  • Santobello v. New York (1971)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Scarlet-Letter Punishment [Corrections]
  • Scene Integrity [Investigations]
  • Schall v. Martin (1984)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Schenck v. United States (1919)
  • Schizophrenic
  • School Resource Officer (SRO) [Policing]
  • Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) [Homeland Security]
  • Scientific Method
  • Scientific Jury Selection
  • Scientific Police Management
  • SCOTUS.  See U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Search Incident to Arrest [Procedural Law]
  • Search Warrant [Procedural Law]
  • Second Amendment {of the Constitution of the United States}
  • Secret Service [Policing]
  • Securities [Criminal Law]
  • Security [Corrections]
  • Sedition [Criminal Law]
  • Self-defense [Criminal Law]
  • Sentence
  • Sentencing
  • Sentencing Disparity
  • Sentencing Guideline
  • Sentencing Hearing
  • Sentencing Reform Act of 1984
  • Sentencing Statute
  • Separation of Powers
  • Service of Process
  • Service Style {of Policing}
  • Sequester {a jury}
  • Severity {in Rational Choice Theory}
  • Sex Offense (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Sexual Abuse [Criminal Law]
  • Sexual Battery [Criminal Law]
  • Shakedown [Corrections]
  • Shelter [Juvenile Justice]
  • Sheriff
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Sheriff’s Deputies
  • Shire
  • Shire-reeve
  • Shock Incarceration
  • Shock Probation
  • Simple Assault (FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports)
  • Sixth Amendment {of the United States Constitution}
  • Smart Card
  • Smuggling
  • “Sneak and Peek” Search [Procedural Law]
  • Social Control [Criminology]
  • Social Debt [Sentencing]
  • Social Development Theory [Criminology]
  • Social Disorganization [Criminology]
  • Social Ecology [Criminology]
  • Social Justice
  • Social Learning Theory [Criminology]
  • Social Order
  • Social-psychological Theory
  • Sociopath.  see Psychopath.
  • Sodomy [Criminal Law]
  • Software Piracy
  • Solicitation [Criminal Law]
  • Somatotyping [Criminology]
  • Sotomayor, Sonia {Justice}
  • Special Populations [Corrections]
  • Specific Deterrence see also General Deterrence.
  • Specialized Units [Policing]
  • Speedy Trial
  • Speedy Trial Act of 1974
  • Split Sentence
  • Stakeholder
  • Stalking [Criminal Law]
  • Standard of Proof.  See also Reasonable Suspicion, Probable Cause, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Standing [Procedural Law]
  • Standing Mute
  • Stare Decisis. (Legal Latin).  see also Precedence.
  • State-action Doctrine
  • State Court Administrator
  • State Court System
  • State Highway Patrol
  • State Police
  • State-use System
  • State’s Attorney
  • Static
  • Status Offender
  • Status Offense
  • Statute
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Statute of Winchester
  • Statutory Law
  • Statutory Rape
  • Stay of Execution
  • Stockholm Syndrome
  • Stolen Property Offense
  • Stop and Frisk [Procedural Law]
  • Stranger Violence
  • Strategic Policing
  • Street Crime
  • Strict Liability [Criminal Law]
  • Structured Sentencing
  • Subculture of Violence
  • Subornation of Perjury [Criminal Law]
  • Subpoena
  • Subpoena Duces Tecum
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Substantial Capacity Test [Criminal Law]
  • Substantial Federal Question [Procedural Law]
  • Substantive Criminal Law. [Law].  See also Procedural Law.
  • Supermale [Criminology]
  • Super-Maximum-Security Prison
  • Superpredator [Criminology]
  • Supervised Probation
  • Supervised Release
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Suspect
  • Suspended Sentence
  • Suspicionless Search [Procedural Law]
  • Sustaining the Petition [Juvenile Justice]
  • System
  • S.W.A.T. [Policing]
  • Sworn Officer [Policing]

 


T

  • Team Policing
  • Technical Violation [Corrections]
  • Teen Court
  • Tennessee v. Garner (1985)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Terrorism
  • Terry Stop.  See Stop and Frisk
  • Terry v. Ohio (1968)  Read the Abridged Case
  • Testimony
  • Testimonial Evidence [Evidence Law]
  • Theft
  • Three Branches of Government
  • Theory [Criminology]
  • Tithing [Policing]
  • Tithingman [Policing]
  • Three Strikes Laws [Sentencing]
  • Tort
  • Total Institutions
  • Town Hall Meeting [Policing]
  • Traffic Court
  • Traffic Unit [Policing]
  • Training School [Juvenile Justice]
  • Transnational Crime
  • Transcript
  • Transfer to Adult Court
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  [Homeland Security]
  • Treason
  • Trespass [Criminal Law]
  • Trial
  • Trial Court
  • Trial De Novo (Legal Latin)
  • Trial Judge
  • Trial by Jury
  • Trial Jury.  See Petit Jury.
  • Trial Court
  • Tribal Police
  • Truancy [Juvenile Justice]
  • Truth in Sentencing

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U

  • UCR.  Uniform Crime Reports [FBI]
  • Unconditional Release
  • Unconstitutional
  • Under Color of Law [Law]
  • Undisciplined Child
  • Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) [FBI]
  • Unlawful Assembly [Criminal Law]
  • United States v. Drayton (2002)     Read the Abridged Case
  • United States v. Leon (1984)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Uphold [Law]
  • Urban Psychosis [Criminal Law – Defenses]
  • USA Patriot Act of 2001 [Law]
  • U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney General [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Circuit Courts
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [Homeland Security]
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) [Homeland Security]
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) [Homeland Security]
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program
  • U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • U.S. DoJ Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
  • U.S. DoJ Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [Homeland Security]
  • U.S. Marshals Service  (USMS) [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • U.S. Parole Commission  [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS) [Homeland Security]
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. v. Leon (1984)
  • U.S. v. Salerno (1987)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Use of Force.  See also, Police Use of Force.

 


V

  • Vagrancy [FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports]
  • Vandalism [FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports]
  • Venue
  • Verdict
  • Vicarious Liability [Criminal Law]
  • Vice [Criminal Law / Policing]
  • Victim Assistance Program
  • Victimless Crime
  • Victim Impact Statement
  • Victimization
  • Vigilantism
  • Violation [Criminal Law]
  • Violator [Corrections]
  • Violent Crime [FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports]
  • Visible Crime
  • Void for Vagueness [Constitutional Law]
  • Voir Dire
  • Vollmer, August
  • Voluntary Intoxication [Criminal Law – Defenses]
  • Voluntary Manslaughter. See Manslaughter.
  • Voluntary Sentencing Guidelines.  Also Advisory Sentencing Guidelines.

 


W

  • Waiver {to Adult Court}
  • Walnut Street Jail [Corrections]
  • Warden
  • Warden v. Hayden (1967)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Warehousing
  • Warrant
  • Warren Court
  • Watch and Ward [Policing]
  • Watchman Style {of Policing}
  • Weapons Offense
  • Weeks v. United States (1914)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Wharton Rule [Criminal Law]
  • White-collar Crime
  • Wickersham Commission
  • Wilderness Camp [Juvenile Justice]
  • Williams v. Florida (1970)     Read the Abridged Case
  • Wilson, James Q.
  • Wilson, O. W.
  • Witness
  • Wolf v. Colorado (1949)
  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974) Read the Abridged Case
  • Women’s Prison [Corrections]
  • Workhouse
  • Work Release Program [Corrections]
  • Writ [Law]
  • Writ of Certiorari
  • Writ of Habeas Corpus.  See Habeas Corpus.

 


X

 


Y

  • Youthful Offender

 


Z