Criminal Law Glossary

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There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter O.
An act that breaks a law that relates to how to behave in society. The harm caused by the act is seen to be against society as a whole, not just a specific person. Sometimes it refers to the specific law that was broken.

Someone who the court has convicted of or who has pleaded guilty to a criminal offence. See conviction in the glossary.

Offending Behaviour
A person’s behaviour that does not follow the law.

Officer-in-Charge Recognizance
An agreement an accused person makes to forfeit a sum of money if they do not appear in court. An accused person may be required to make a cash deposit if they live more than 200 km from the court in which they are to appear.

Something someone fails to do.