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Synonyms for conviction

Synonyms for conviction

the fact or condition of being without doubt

something believed or accepted as true by a person

Synonyms for conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

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Prior to being admitted, Mr Gibbon had no criminal convictions. Since entering, however, he has resisted restraints - incidents that the health system logs as "assaults".
OKLAHOMA CITY A bill meant to help people get on with their lives after criminal convictions made progress at the Oklahoma Capitol on Thursday.
Instead Mr Jones called on them to support the Ban the Box campaign to remove the criminal tick box from application forms and to ask about candidates' criminal convictions later in the process.
"The bill still doesn't permit discussion of someone's previous criminal conviction until a conditional offer of employment has been made, but we did remove the requirement that employers provide notice to applicants about why they were not offered the job and instead added a negligent hiring provision for employers so long as they appropriately assess someone's criminal background when determining fit for a position," said Kathy Griesmyer, policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho.
"The convicted homosexual men should no longer have to live with the black mark of a criminal conviction," said Maas, a member of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), junior partner in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.
Fourteen states and about 100 local governments have worked to minimise job discrimination by barring public and, in many cases, private employers from asking about criminal convictions until later, when the person has had a chance to prove his or her worthiness for the job.
Now store bosses are warning the public to avoid being tempted if offered brand new phones at low prices and are offering a PS1,000 reward for information resulting in a criminal conviction.
These include not only the possible monetary costs and reputational damage, but also a potential criminal conviction.
That is, they have argued that poor credit, unemployment, or a past (especially long-past) criminal conviction is not effective meritocratic predictors of future job performance or misconduct.
While the resolution of the matter -- such as a decision to plead guilty, or to admit to the accusatory facts as part of a resolution short of a formal criminal conviction -- will normally be a matter for consideration by the employee and U.S.
He cited a report in the Boston Herald last week that during 2013 the agency approved 557 criminal conviction waivers for foster parents and denied only 11 of 661 foster home applications from households with a person with a criminal conviction.
Any employer can ask to see unspent criminal convictions and research shows that three-quarters of employers admit to taking a criminal conviction into account during the recruitment process.
Notably, the EEOC references research indicating certain protected classes, such as African-American and Hispanic men, have higher rates of criminal convictions. Thus, disqualifying an individual based upon a criminal conviction could have a disparate impact on those protected classes and will violate Title VII unless an employer can prove that its policy is "job related and consistent with business necessity."
Those who watched more television were more likely to have a criminal conviction and were also more likely to have antisocial personality traits in adulthood.
Pruett appealed, contending that his negligence was simple as opposed to gross and didn't merit a criminal conviction. Simple negligence is the failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same situation, whereas gross negligence is a conscious disregard of legal duty and consequences.