I did some more research on court cases just to get a general idea on how it works and I also started reading Kafka’s “The Trial”.
I’ve researched terms and/or sayings with the words “just” or “justice” in them:
- just as well, just so, just a minute, just deserts, just for the hell of it, not just another pretty face, just for the record, just in case, just in time
- justice day/Day of Judgement, bring them to justice, poetic justice, Lady Justice.
The symbolism of Lady Justice: a blindfolded woman with a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. The scales is a symbol of balance, the blindfold = impartiality, sword = authority.
Order of a court case:
- crime committed.
- person is arrested
- Plead guilty or not guilty
- settlement or
- The Trial. Evidence is presented to determine if the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
- sentencing: determined through jury and/or judge
- accused can appeal
Other jargon: if person lays a false claim under oath, he or she can be charged with perjury; jury’s verdict, cross examination, hostile witness, the accused, affidavit, bail, insanity plea, juvenile/minor, double jeopardy (protection of defendant; can’t be charged with same crime twice).