Instructions: Use the definitions below to discover the correct term and then find the term in the puzzle.
- A written request to a higher court to modify or reverse the judgment of a trial court or intermediate-level appellate court.
- When law enforcement detains and holds a criminal suspect or suspects.
- A court officer responsible for executing writs and processes, making arrests, and keeping order in the court.
- A district established within a state judicial system or the federal judicial system.
- An action taken by a person or a group of people that violates the rules of society to the point that someone is harmed or society’s interests are harmed.
- A social institution that has the mission of controlling crime by detecting, detaining, adjudicating, and punishing and/or rehabilitating people who break the law.
- An act or the threat of an act that inhibits or prevents another act.
- The power of a criminal justice official to make decisions on issues within legal guidelines.
- An offense punishable by a sentence of more than a year in state or federal prison and sometimes by death.
- A minor criminal offense punishable by a fine and/or jail time for up to one year.
- A state or federal institution that confines people convicted of crime who are serving sentences for longer than a year.
- The suspension of all or part of a sentence subject to certain conditions and supervision in the community.
- Correcting the offender’s behavior and giving him or her the skills and ability to survive in society without violating the law.
- An alternative justice model that uses community programs to repair the harm done by offenders.
- Punishment that is considered deserved.
- The punishment that a person convicted of a criminal offense is ordered by a judge to receive.
- An official of a county or parish who primarily carries out judicial duties.
- The rules, habits, and customs a society uses to enforce conformity to its norms.
- A process by which individuals acquire a personal identity and learn the norms, values, behavior, and social skills appropriate to their society.
- The idea that we must look beyond the obvious to evaluate how our social location influences how we perceive society.
- Small-scale, person offenses such as single-victim homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, and vandalism.
- Governmental policy aimed at reducing the sale and use of illegal drugs.
- A nonviolent criminal offense committed during the course of business for financial gain.