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Important Vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the TLO case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • search
    Definition: To look over carefully in order to find something; to explore
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  • evidence
    Definition: Statements or objects admissible in court that are helpful in forming a judgment
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  • confession
    Definition: A written or oral statement admitting to guilt, made by a person who has been accused or charged with an offense
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  • suppressed
    Definition: Excluded as evidence; not allowed to be used at trial
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  • suspicion
    Definition: Sense or belief that a person has done something wrong
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  • probation
    Definition: Act of watching a person closely and subjecting them to certain requirements instead of prison time
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