Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes > Chapter 507A
- Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
- Unborn child: means a member of the species homo sapiens in utero from conception onward, without regard to age, health, or condition of dependency. See Kentucky Statutes 507A.010