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Adversary System
one of two primary systems for settling disputes in court

Accused presumed innocent
Inquistory System
A system in which the accused is presumed to be guilty and must prove his/her innocence
Burden of Proof
In a legal case, the duty of necessity of proving a disputed fact.
Due Process
A fundamental concept in the US Constitution that a person should not be deprived of life, liberty or property without reasonable and lawful procedures. (interpretation left to courts)
Equal Protection
The constitutional principle that guarantees all people the same treatment in US criminal justice systems regardless of characteristics such as race, ethnicity, religion or gender.