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Vocabulary

  • Balance Scale: a tool used for weighing with a beam that holds two pans; one for standard weights, the other for the object being weighed
  • Fair Trial: a trial that uses the best possible methods to make sure that innocence and guilt are determined correctly
  • Gram: a standard unit of measurement for weight = to 1/1,000 of a kilogram. A small paper clip weighs about one gram
  • Guilt: having committed a crime
  • Guilty: responsible for a wrongdoing
  • Innocence: having done nothing wrong
  • Innocent: not being guilty of a crime
  • Symbol: an object that stands for something else
  • Trial: a formal examination of evidence before a judge, and usually a jury, to decide guilt in a criminal case