Criminal Justice System
By: Brandon Jaramillo, Davis Biddle, and Percy Pickett
Important Words and Meanings
Arraignment-Pre-trial court appearance in which an accused person answers formal charges mad against him or her with a plea of guilty or not guilty.
Grand Jury-A group of citizens who decide if there is enough evidence of a crime to send the accused to a trial.
Indictment-Formal accusation that leads to a trial.
Parole-Release from prison or jail before the full term is up on codition of lawful behavior and with the requirement of a regular reporting to an officer of the court.
- When law enforcement officials believe someone is guilty of a crime they place that person under arrest.
- Police and other law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, CIA, courts, jails, and prisons work together to deal with crime in our communities.
- In a trial prosecution the defentent with a lawyer, the judge, and usually a jury consider evidence and laws related to the case.