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Definitions: Criminal Justice Terms

 
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Felonious Describing an offense which is done with malicious, villainous criminal intent. IE: felonious assault.
Felony A serious offense carrying a penalty of incarceration from one year to life in a state prison, to the death penalty.
Felony Conversion (Fraudulent
Conversion)
Similar to embezzlement or theft. An example of felony conversion is if someone sold goods for a company, and kept the money instead of turning it in to the company. (North Carolina)
Forcible Entry Entering or taking possession of property with force, threats or menacing conduct.
Fraud A broad term used to cover all kinds of acts. Generally, fraud is the commission of an act with the goal to benefit or gain advantage at another’s expense. A purposeful misrepresentation with the intent to deceive.

 

 

 

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