Violation | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee


Course: Introduction / Corrections

The term violation has several uses in the criminal justice system, depending on context:

1. Performing an act (or omission) forbidden by statute.

2. Performing an act in violation of a local ordinance.

3. A category of offense punishable by a fine but not by incarceration.

4. Performing an act prohibited by the conditions of probation or parole.

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Last Modified: 06/29/2021


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