Chapter 13

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Chapter 13

  1. 1. Civics and Economics VocabularyChapter 13 - Section OneStatute- Laws applying statewideDifference: Federal LawSentence: Statutes are laws of the state rather than federal law.Census- Population countSimilarity: StatisticsSentence: The census is taken regularly to run statistics and gather data about thepopulation.Chapter 13 - Section TwoCommute- Reduce criminal sentencingSimilarity: ParoleSentence: When a commute takes place a criminal sentence is reduced from the max itcould have been.Parole- Early release of a prisonerSimilarity: CommuteSentence: A sentence may be for 60 years but the prisoner can become eligible forparole earlier.Chapter 13 - Section ThreeCivil Case- Case concerning civil disputesSimilarity/Difference: NoneSentence: Civil cases are smaller cases.Misdemeanor- Minor crimesDifference: FelonySentence: Misdemeanors are crimes committed that arenʼt as major and have lesserpunishments.Defendant- The accusedDifference: PlaintiffSentence: In a court room, the defendant is the one who is accused of a crime.Tara Pawlyk Friday, May 17, 2013 7:24:58 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88

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