Double Jeopardy (Sociology)

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  • A legal term that means to be tried more than once for the same criminal violation. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Consti tution has a double jeopardy clause to protect citizens from being tried again for the same offense after having been acquitted or convicted. It also disallows multiple punishments for the same conviction.

    10.4135/9781412972024.n799

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