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Criminal Justice Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    According to a study by researchers at eight universities, which of the following types of new stories dominates local television news shows?
    • A. 

      Crime and criminal justice

    • B. 

      Government and politics

    • C. 

      Natural disasters

    • D. 

      Sports

  • 2. 
    Like the family, schools, organized religion, the media and the law, criminal justice is a(n):
    • A. 

      Institution of social control

    • B. 

      Private response to crime

    • C. 

      Informal method of social control

    • D. 

      Subtle social control

  • 3. 
    The term jurisdiction, as used in your text, means:
    • A. 

      The specific location in which a court is located

    • B. 

      The loose confederation of prisons and jails around the country

    • C. 

      A politically defined geographical area

    • D. 

      The system of rank and hierarchy within police agencies

  • 4. 
    After an arrest has been made, the suspect is brought to the police station to be:
    • A. 

      Incarcerated

    • B. 

      Booked

    • C. 

      Interrogated

    • D. 

      Tried

  • 5. 
    A(n) ____ outlines the formal charge or charges, the law or laws that have been violated and the evidence to support the charge or charges.
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Grand jury indictment

    • C. 

      Complaint

    • D. 

      Ordinance violation

  • 6. 
    The primary purpose of the ____ is to hear the formal information or indictment and to allow the defendant to enter a plea.
    • A. 

      Preliminary hearing

    • B. 

      Indictment

    • C. 

      Arraignment

    • D. 

      Initial appearance

  • 7. 
    Cases that are not resolved through plea bargaining or by a jury trial are decided by a judge in a:
    • A. 

      Grand jury

    • B. 

      Indictment

    • C. 

      Bench trial

    • D. 

      Arraignment

  • 8. 
    The ultimate goal of the crime control model is:
    • A. 

      Due process

    • B. 

      The means by which crime is controlled

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Human rights

  • 9. 
    If defendants are not satisfied with the outcome of their trials, then they have the right to:
    • A. 

      Declare a mistrial

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Demand a retrial

    • D. 

      Request new counsel

  • 10. 
    ____ is the conditional release of prisoners before they have served their full sentences.
    • A. 

      Parole

    • B. 

      Booking

    • C. 

      Bail

    • D. 

      Probation

  • 11. 
    One problem with finding an appropriate definition of crime is that:
    • A. 

      Too many behaviors exist that could be defined as crimes

    • B. 

      Crime should be defined only by the presence of physical injury to another person

    • C. 

      Many dangerous and harmful behaviors are not defined as crimes, while many less dangerous and less harmful behaviors are

    • D. 

      Most behaviors that are defined as criminal are actually "victimless crimes."

  • 12. 
    If a person does not want to commit a crime but is forced to do so against his or her will, he or she committed the crime:
    • A. 

      Under duress

    • B. 

      In entrapment

    • C. 

      In self-defense

    • D. 

      In defense of a third party

  • 13. 
    Which of the following tests for insanity currently is used in most of the United States?
    • A. 

      The M'Naghten rule

    • B. 

      The irresistible impulse or control test

    • C. 

      Durham's rule

    • D. 

      The substantial capacity test of the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code

  • 14. 
    Which of the following legal defenses was used successfully by Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, Jerry Rubin and other activists who were charged with trespassing for protesting apartheid on the property of the South African embassy in Washington, D.C.?
    • A. 

      Necessity

    • B. 

      Entrapment

    • C. 

      Insanity

    • D. 

      Under age

  • 15. 
    Which of the following offenses accounted for the largest number of arrests made by the police in 2005?
    • A. 

      Driving under the influence

    • B. 

      Larceny theft

    • C. 

      Drug abuse violations

    • D. 

      Simple assault

  • 16. 
    A study by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) determined which crimes have the highest annual victim costs. Three of the following crimes have the highest annual victim costs. Which one does NOT belong?
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Rape

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Arson

  • 17. 
    Survey results discussed in your text suggest that there is a greater fear of being ____ than there is of being ____.
    • A. 

      The victim of a property crime; the victim of a violent crime

    • B. 

      The victim of burglaries when one is not home; the victim of sexual assault

    • C. 

      A crime victim in general; the victim of a specific crime

    • D. 

      The victim of sexual assault; a crime victim in general

  • 18. 
    A crime is a violation of the ____ of a political jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      Tort

    • B. 

      Civil law

    • C. 

      Penal code

    • D. 

      Morals

  • 19. 
    Which of the following refers to the scope of criminal law?
    • A. 

      Specificity

    • B. 

      Uniformity

    • C. 

      Politicality

    • D. 

      Regularity

  • 20. 
    Which of the following refers to the way in which the criminal law should be enforced?
    • A. 

      Specificity

    • B. 

      Uniformity

    • C. 

      Politicality

    • D. 

      Regularity

  • 21. 
    Which of the following penal sanctions is used primarily to prevent undesired conduct and to provide retribution?
    • A. 

      Punishment

    • B. 

      Restitution

    • C. 

      Regulation

    • D. 

      Treatment

  • 22. 
    In case law, the decision becomes a potential basis or ____, for deciding the outcomes of similar cases in the future.
    • A. 

      Stare decisis

    • B. 

      Precedent

    • C. 

      Ordinance

    • D. 

      Common law

  • 23. 
    The ____ protects Americans from "unreasonable searches and seizures."
    • A. 

      Eighth Amendment

    • B. 

      Fifth Amendment

    • C. 

      Sixth Amendment

    • D. 

      Fourth Amendment

  • 24. 
    The ____ states that excessive bail shall not be required.
    • A. 

      Eighth Amendment

    • B. 

      Fifth Amendment

    • C. 

      Sixth Amendment

    • D. 

      Fourth Amendment

  • 25. 
    A ____ is a written order from a court directing law enforcement officers to conduct a search or to arrest a person.
    • A. 

      Subpoena

    • B. 

      Warrant

    • C. 

      Writ

    • D. 

      Seizure