Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 25 > Article 17.6 - Professional Geologists
- board: refers to the board for the coordination of programs serving vulnerable individuals created by section 8 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-1
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- director: refers to the director of the board appointed under section 10 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-2
- disproportionality: refers to a situation in which members of a particular race or ethnic group in the United States are represented at a percentage higher or lower than the percentage of the general public that the particular race or ethnic group comprises. See Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-3
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
- Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- strength based: refers to a perspective that recognizes that:
Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-4
- Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- vulnerable population: includes :
Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-5
- wraparound services: refers to support networks that are characterized by the creation of constructive relationships to assist recipients of services, families of recipients of services, and others using a strength based philosophy to guide service planning. See Indiana Code 4-23-30.2-6