Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Deception detection examination: means the use of an instrument, or software application designed for detecting deception, on an individual for the purpose of detecting whether that individual is engaged in deception. See Utah Code 58-64-102
Deception detection examination administrator: means an individual who engages in or represents that the individual is engaged in:
conducting or administering a deception detection examination using a software application designed for detecting deception without intervention from the examination administrator; or
the interpretation of deception detection examination results derived from a software application designed for detecting deception. See Utah Code 58-64-102
Deception detection examiner: means an individual who engages in or represents that the individual is engaged in conducting or performing deception detection examinations or in the interpretation of deception detection examinations. See Utah Code 58-64-102
Deception detection intern: means an individual who engages in deception detection examinations under the supervision and control of a deception detection examiner for the purpose of training and qualification as a deception detection examiner. See Utah Code 58-64-102
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.
Exempt broadcasting employee: means a broadcasting employee who is compensated on a salary basis, as defined in 29 C. See Utah Code 34-51-102
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Instrument: means a polygraph, voice stress analyzer, ocular-motor test, or any other device or software application that records the examinee's cardiovascular patterns, respiratory patterns, galvanic skin response, cognitive response, eye behavior, memory recall, or other physiologic characteristics of the examinee for the purpose of monitoring factors relating to whether the examinee is truthful or engaged in deception. See Utah Code 58-64-102
Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.