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Important Terminology for Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Transcript of Important Terminology for Monster by Walter Dean Myers
especially the vocabulary,
peculiar to a particular trade,
profession, or group: legal jargon Acc mplice
a partner in crime Assault
a violent attack defendant :
the person sued or accused of a crime felony :
a major crime, examples include murder or arson prosecution:
a. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person.
b. the body of officials by whom
such proceedings are instituted and carried on. cross examination:
the opportunity for the attorney (or an unrepresented party) to ask questions in court of a witness who has testified in a trial on behalf of the opposing party. holding pen:
waiting area outside
of the courtroom
for the defendant. appeal:
In law, an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision. admissable :
Any evidence, to be admissible,
must be relevant. perpetrator:
a person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act closing arguments:
It is a summary of the case presented in a way to convince the jury that his version of the story is correct. Verdict
the formal finding of a judge or jury Hearsay
Evidence presented by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. With some exceptions, hearsay generally is not admissible as evidence at trial Leading question:
when a lawyer includes the answer he or she
is searching for as a part of the question. These types of questions are generally objectionable.
leading: Were you at the scene of the crime on the evening the crime occurred?
not leading: Where were you on the evening of the alleged crime? Welcome Back! Today's "Caught Ya" Grammar Exercise should be a fresh start in the "Bell Ringer" section of your notebook. Please number and date all of your entries beginning today. January 7, 2013
1. wow i cant believe it said alessandra amorous. petras mother actually came to school every morning for a weak set in homeroom with her and escorted her to 1st period. i bet petra was mortified i certainly would be humiliated