ERIC Number: EJ560161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Perspective: Double Jeopardy--Another Look.
Bolduan, Linda M.; Dailey, Dianne K.
Update on Law-Related Education, v21 n3 p12 Fall 1997
Explores how a defendant can face a civil action and criminal prosecution for the same act without violating the principle of double jeopardy. For instance, burning down a house can engender criminal prosecution charges and a civil suit from the insurance company. Double jeopardy only applies to criminal actions. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; Fifth Amendment; United States Constitution