• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Habeas Corpus

A Latin expression meaning “you have the body,” habeas corpus refers to a legal action by which an imprisoned person may have the legitimacy of his or her detention reviewed by a court of law empowered to order his release.

A writ ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles