- An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States "is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients.
Alternative terms include counselor (or counsellor-at-law) and lawyer."
1) the attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution.
2) a lawyer who regularly represents defendants who have insurance and who is chosen by the insurance company.
3) a lawyer who regularly represents criminal defendants.
Attorneys who regularly represent clients in actions for damages are often called "plaintiff's attorneys."
(See: defendant, plaintiff's attorney)
"or forensics examiner is an official chiefly responsible for investigating deaths, particularly some of those happening under unusual circumstances, and determining the cause of death. Depending on the jurisdiction, the coroner may adjudge the cause him/herself, or act as the presiding officer of a special court (a "coroner's jury")..."
See Coroners in England and Wales.
See Coroners in the United States.
- Chapel Hill shooting: What's the definition of a hate crime?
"The FBI is investigating whether the fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a hate crime.
What is the definition of this offence and how do you prove it, asks Rajini Vaidyanathan...
The FBI defines a hate crime as one with an added element of bias against a person's race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. The agency says: "Hate itself is not a crime - and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties."
- Crime Scene Investigation – Part 2
"The difference between a murder and a homicide... and the difference between a crime scene and the scene of the crime."
- Crimes - a word list and interactive activities
Justice Glossary :
"Terms and definitions as used in early twenty-first-century
criminal justice in the United States of America."
- Detective - definition and synonyms
"There are two types of "gangster" :
1) A wannabe thug, often illiterate and an inhabitant of a downtrodden ghetto that hangs around in "gangs"...
2) The *real* gangsters are those behind organised crime; most notably the Mafia..."
Life imprisonment or life incarceration "is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, often for
most or even all of the criminal's remaining life, but in fact for
a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a
maximum possible period of time (usually 7 to 50 years) a prisoner
may be incarcerated, or require the possibility of parole after a
set amount of time."
- mugshot = police identity photo (slang)
- Mystery vocabulary : Flashcards + Definitions + Pronunciation
Created by Mina AÏT'MBARK (Ac. Besançon)
- Mystery Vocabulary Worksheet - a list of words with definitions :
alibi / clue / deduction / evidence / red herring / sleuth / suspects / witness
NOT NICE PEOPLE:
Nice People : traitor - foe - robber - criminal - crook
- The term perp walk
"is an American slang term which refers to the police practice of intentionally parading an arrested suspect (or "perp", short for "perpetrator") through a public place so that the media may observe and record the event.
The suspect is typically handcuffed or otherwise restrained, and is often dressed in prison garb...
A perp walk can be used with intentional disregard for the privacy of a suspect for the purpose of bolstering the image of law enforcement or to humiliate a suspect. Perp walks are often done to politicians or businesspeople accused of white-collar crimes (whose reputations may be susceptible to damage by public spectacle)."
- Police, Policy, and Politics
"Are police and policy related? Not only are they cognates, but they used to mean the same thing—and politics is descended from the same word as well."
(Fact Monster Dictionary)
- Police in British, Canadian and American
A police lineup (in American English) or identity parade (in British English) "is a process by which a crime victim or witness's putative identification of a suspect is confirmed to a level that can count as evidence at trial.
The suspect, along with several other individuals (called "fillers" or "foils") of similar height, complexion and build (these can be prisoners, actors or volunteers) stand both facing and in profile. This is sometimes done in a special room which includes details like a height measurement grade on the wall to aid identifying the person's height. The person making the identification views from behind a one-way mirror or similar protection to guarantee the suspect identified by the witness cannot know the identity of the witness."
Police lineup photos et images (fotosearch.fr)
- Prison in British, Canadian and American
(Fact Monster Encyclopedia)
- Prisoner - definition and synonyms
- News Words: Ringleader - VIDEO
"What does it mean if someone is a ringleader? Listen to this word used to describe someone in an international news story.
Our hosts explain the meaning and origin of the word."
- 20 Slang Terms for Law Enforcement Personnel
"A variety of more or less colorful colloquialisms referring to police officers and similar authority figures
have developed in American English, sometimes inspired by other languages. Here is a list of such terms..."