Forensic Psych Final

  1. affidavit
    a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official
  2. privileged information
    privileged communication shared with only a few people for furthering certain purposes; receiver of confidential information is generally prohibited from using it to take advantage of the giver
  3. appeal
    an application or proceeding for review by a higher tribunal
  4. bias
    a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question
  5. objective/objectivity
    not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased
  6. disparate treatment
    an act prohibiting employers from treating applicants or employees differently because of their membership in a protected class
  7. disparate impact
    a doctrine that holds that employment practices may be considered discriminatory and illegal if they have a disproportionate "adverse impact" on members of a minority group
  8. affirmative action
    policies that take factors including race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group in areas of employment, education, and busness
  9. reverse discrimination
    discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group in favor of members of a minorty group
  10. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
    a landmark piece of legislation in the US that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
  11. quid pro quo
    an equal exchange or substitution of goods or services
  12. competency
    the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings
  13. amicus brief
    someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in decidiing a matter before it; this information may come in the form of a brief, a testimony that has not been solicited by any of the parties, or a learned treatise on a matter that bears on the case
  14. habeas corpus
    a writ which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court; ensures that aprsoner can be released from unlawful detnetion (detention lacking sufficient cause or evidence)
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Forensic Psych Final
PSY 3810