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Penal law, criminal offense, civil offence, damage, penalty, prohibited, human being, disagreement, to be imprisoned, responsible, criminal code, control, be found guilty.


Exercise 2. Arrange the letters in the following legal terms; then match these terms with their definitions:

1. imcre a) the crime of killing another person deliberately and not in self-defense
2. eiocutexn b) the early release of a prisoner, conditioned on good behavior and regular reporting to the authorities for a set period of time
3. fein c) an action prohibited by law
4. mdreur d) case brought to a law court
5. aplero e). somebody who is hurt or killed
6. optirbnao f) a sum of money that somebody is ordered to pay for breaking a law or rule
7. utis g) lawyers trying to prove somebody's guilt
8. secoiutpron h) the supervision of the behavior of a young or first-time criminal offender by a probation officer. During the period of supervision, the offender must regularly report to the probation officer and must not commit any further offenses.
9. ctimvi i) the killing of somebody as part of a legal or extralegal process


Exercise 3. Choose and read the word that best completes the sentence.

1) Criminal / Civil law is the branch of law that defines crimes, treats of their nature, and provides for their probation / punishment.

2) A Criminal Code / Execution is a compilation of government laws that outline a nation's laws regarding criminal offenses, and the maximum and minimum punishments that courts can suit / impose upon offenders when such crimes are committed (for example: vandalism, retail theft, theft of property etc.).

3) A tort / crime is a civil wrong committed against an individual; a tort / crime, on the other hand, is regarded as an offense committed against the public, even though only one individual may have been wronged.

4) It'll be some weeks before your offence / case comes to trial.

5) A penalty / supervision is a legal or official punishment for committing a crime or other offense, e.g. a fine or imprisonment.

Exercise 4. Complete the text with the words from the box.

penalties; Roman; criminal; theft; civil; law; enforcement; codes; offences

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