Criminal Justice 101

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Criminal Justice 101

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A basic distinction between criminal and civil law is that criminal acts injure individuals and society as a whoe
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Contract law is the body of regulations created by goernments to control the economic activities of industry, business, and individuals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Flase

  • 3. 
    Civil law is primarily concerned with assessin intent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Procedural law defines behaviors as criminal and specifies punishment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Treason is the act of a US citizen that helps a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Insanity is a legal definition and not a psychiatric one
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The durham insanity rule states that a person is nt guilty of a crime if, at the time of the crime, he or she didnt know what he or she was doing or didnt know that it was wrong
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The rule of law is also referred to as the supremacy of law
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Misdemeanors are generally less serious that felonies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Procedural defense is base on discrimination by the justice system
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is generally considered the most serious?
    • A. 

      Felonies

    • B. 

      Misdemeanors

    • C. 

      Offenses

    • D. 

      Infractions

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is a procedural offense?
    • A. 

      Duress

    • B. 

      Mistake of fact

    • C. 

      Double jeopardy

    • D. 

      Infancy

  • 13. 
    Which type of law refers to a traditional body of unwritten legal precedents created through everyday practice and supported by court decisions?
    • A. 

      Civil

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Common

    • D. 

      Administrative

  • 14. 
    Murder, robbery, and drug offenses would all be defined as crimes under
    • A. 

      Civil law

    • B. 

      Criminal law

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Administrative law

  • 15. 
    What type of law results from legislative action and is thought of as the "law on the books"?
    • A. 

      Procedural

    • B. 

      Administrative

    • C. 

      Statutory

    • D. 

      Substantive

  • 16. 
    Tax laws, health codes, and restrictions on pollution are examples of
    • A. 

      Administrative law

    • B. 

      Procedural law

    • C. 

      Civil law

    • D. 

      Criminal law

  • 17. 
    What is the latin term that means " the body of the crime"?
    • A. 

      Actus reus

    • B. 

      Mens rea

    • C. 

      Stare decisis

    • D. 

      Corpus delicti

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not an excuse defense?
    • A. 

      Invountary intoxication

    • B. 

      Self-defense

    • C. 

      Infancy

    • D. 

      Insanity

  • 19. 
    Which of the following elements of crime means "guilty mind"?
    • A. 

      Concurrence

    • B. 

      Harm

    • C. 

      Actus reus

    • D. 

      Mens rea

  • 20. 
    Governs relationships between parties
  • 21. 
    A(n) ____ is an offense punishable by incarceration, usually in a jail, for a period of which the upper limit is prescribed by statue in a given jurisdiction, typically limited to a year or less
  • 22. 
    The ____ holds that a person is not guilty of a crime if, at the time of the crime, he/she either didnt know what he/she was doing or didnt know that it was wrong
  • 23. 
    A(n)______ consists of an action of conduct that it a step toward the intended commission of another crime
  • 24. 
    The ___ states that a person is not criminally responsible for his/her behavior if his or her illegal actions were the result of some mental disease or defect.
  • 25. 
    Is a procedural defense similar to double jeopardy