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Definitions: Criminal Justice Terms

 
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Habeas Corpus A writ requesting a trial or the release of a prisoner.
Habitual Violator To have committed the same offence three times. Can also be charged as a habitual offender.
Hijacking To take control of a vehicle by intimidation, force or threatened force. Also, the theft of goods while in transit, as when transported in trucks.
Homicide The killing of another human being. “Justifiable homicide” occurs in cases such as during the enforcement of law, and/or occurs without evil intent. “Excusable homicide” may occur by accident or in self-defense. “Felonious homicide” is the killing of another without justification. This type has two degrees – manslaughter and murder, depending on circumstances or intent. See Manslaughter; Murder.
Hung Jury A hung jury is one in which all jurors cannot reach a consensus required for a verdict.

 

 

 

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