Encyclopedia > Conviction

  Article Content

Conviction

A conviction is when a person is found guilty of a crime by a court. The next step after conviction is sentencing. There is a natural degree of controversy over convictions because it is known that innocent people are regulary convicted of crimes they did not commit.

See also criminal justice, law.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Alexander Mackenzie (explorer)

... Mountains, and reached the Pacific coast of Canada on July 22 of that year. He was knighted for his efforts in 1802, and served in the legislature of Lower Canada from ...