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  • 1. 

    Crime is relevant to both       and          ?

    • A.

      Place and time

    • B.

      Hour and min

    • C.

      Days and hours

    • D.

      Time and place

    Correct Answer
    D. Time and place
    Explanation
    The relevance of crime is determined by both the time and place in which it occurs. The specific location and the specific time at which a crime takes place can greatly impact the circumstances, witnesses, evidence, and potential suspects involved. The time and place can also influence the likelihood of the crime being detected, reported, and investigated. Therefore, understanding the relationship between time and place is crucial in analyzing and solving crimes.

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  • 2. 

    In the traditional model, what are the 3 C's?

    • A.

      Criminology

    • B.

      Cops

    • C.

      Courts

    • D.

      Corrections

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Cops
    C. Courts
    D. Corrections
    Explanation
    The traditional model refers to the criminal justice system, and the 3 C's in this context are cops, courts, and corrections. Cops represent the law enforcement agencies responsible for maintaining public order and investigating crimes. Courts refer to the judicial system where legal cases are heard and decisions are made. Corrections represent the institutions and programs involved in the punishment, rehabilitation, and supervision of individuals who have been convicted of crimes. These three components work together to ensure the functioning of the criminal justice system.

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  • 3. 

    How many amendments are in the U.S. constitution?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      27

    • D.

      32

    Correct Answer
    C. 27
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 27 because the U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times since its ratification. Amendments are changes or additions to the original Constitution that have been made over the years to reflect societal and political changes. These amendments cover a wide range of issues, including civil rights, voting rights, and the balance of power between the federal government and the states.

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  • 4. 

    Enhanced penalties for repeat chld sex offenders is known as which law?

    • A.

      Ambers law (texas)

    • B.

      Joans law (new jersey)

    • C.

      Jennas law(new York)

    • D.

      Megans law(new jersey)

    Correct Answer
    A. Ambers law (texas)
  • 5. 

    Proposed to end parol for all violent felons is known as which law?

    • A.

      Ambers law(texas)

    • B.

      Jennas law(new York)

    • C.

      Joans law(new jersey)

    • D.

      Megans law(new jersey)

    Correct Answer
    B. Jennas law(new York)
    Explanation
    Jenna's Law in New York is a proposed law to end parole for all violent felons. This law aims to prevent individuals convicted of violent crimes from being released on parole, thereby ensuring public safety and reducing the risk of repeat offenses. By ending parole for violent felons, Jenna's Law seeks to impose stricter penalties and longer sentences for these offenders, serving as a deterrent for future criminal activities.

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  • 6. 

    Which law imposes life-without parole sentence for murder of a child under 14 during a sexual assault case?

    • A.

      Joans law(new jersey)

    • B.

      Ambers law(texas)

    • C.

      Jennas law(new York)

    • D.

      Megans law(new jersey)

    Correct Answer
    A. Joans law(new jersey)
    Explanation
    Joan's Law in New Jersey imposes a life-without-parole sentence for the murder of a child under 14 during a sexual assault case. This law is specific to New Jersey and aims to provide stricter punishment for such heinous crimes. It is named after Joan D'Alessandro, a young girl who was brutally raped and murdered in 1973. The law serves as a deterrent and ensures that perpetrators of such crimes face severe consequences for their actions.

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  • 7. 

    Which law requires states to notify communities when a sex offender moves into the area?

    • A.

      Ambers law(texas)

    • B.

      Megans law(new jersey)

    • C.

      Joans law(new jersey)

    • D.

      Jennas law( new York)

    Correct Answer
    B. Megans law(new jersey)
    Explanation
    Megan's Law is a federal law that requires states to notify communities when a sex offender moves into the area. This law was named after Megan Kanka, a young girl who was tragically raped and murdered by a known sex offender who lived in her neighborhood. The purpose of Megan's Law is to provide information to the public about convicted sex offenders in order to enhance public safety and protect potential victims. By requiring states to notify communities, Megan's Law aims to empower individuals and communities to make informed decisions and take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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  • 8. 

    Which law allows for commitment to mental hospitals if they are deemed too dangerous to release after prison term ends?

    • A.

      Stephanies law(Kansas)

    • B.

      Megans law( new jersey)

    • C.

      Jennas law( new York)

    • D.

      Joans law( new jersey)

    Correct Answer
    A. Stephanies law(Kansas)
    Explanation
    Stephanie's Law in Kansas allows for the commitment of individuals to mental hospitals if they are deemed too dangerous to be released after their prison term ends. This law is specific to Kansas and addresses the issue of managing individuals who pose a threat to society due to their mental health condition. It aims to ensure public safety by providing a legal framework for the commitment of such individuals to mental hospitals for treatment and rehabilitation.

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  • 9. 

    What is the percentage of committed homicides in the U.S. today?

    • A.

      63%

    • B.

      75%

    • C.

      82%

    • D.

      65%

    Correct Answer
    D. 65%
  • 10. 

    What is the percentage chance that the chance of Burglary does not get caught?

    • A.

      75%

    • B.

      82%

    • C.

      70%

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. 82%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 82%. This means that there is an 82% chance that the chance of burglary does not get caught. This suggests that the likelihood of avoiding detection in the event of a burglary is relatively high, with only an 18% chance of being caught.

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  • 11. 

    Everyone has the right to a lawyer. 6th amendment, right to trial, right to attorney.  This is known as what?

    • A.

      Crime control

    • B.

      Due process

    • C.

      Traditional model

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Due process
    Explanation
    The statement "Everyone has the right to a lawyer" aligns with the concept of due process, which ensures that individuals are treated fairly and have access to legal representation in the criminal justice system. The 6th amendment specifically guarantees the right to a lawyer in criminal trials. Therefore, the correct answer is due process.

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  • 12. 

    Controling crime, or the most important function to be performed by the criminal justice system, through speed, efficiency, and finality in criminal justice processing is known as ?

    • A.

      Due process

    • B.

      Crime control

    • C.

      Traditional model

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Crime control
    Explanation
    Crime control is the correct answer because it refers to the approach of the criminal justice system that prioritizes the swift and efficient processing of criminal cases to effectively control and prevent crime. This approach focuses on the speedy apprehension, conviction, and punishment of offenders, aiming to deter potential criminals and maintain public safety. It emphasizes the importance of reducing crime rates and protecting society by prioritizing the efficiency and finality of criminal justice processes.

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  • 13. 

    3 parts of the court system are...

    • A.

      Limited

    • B.

      General

    • C.

      Appellate

    • D.

      Crime

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Limited
    B. General
    C. Appellate
    Explanation
    The court system is comprised of three main parts: limited, general, and appellate. The limited court has jurisdiction over specific types of cases, such as small claims or traffic violations. The general court has broader jurisdiction and handles a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Lastly, the appellate court reviews decisions made by lower courts to ensure they were made correctly and fairly. Each part plays a crucial role in the judicial process, ensuring justice is served at different levels.

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  • 14. 

    What is the Ideal model order?...

    Correct Answer(s)
    community
    cops
    courts
    corrections
    community
    Explanation
    The ideal model order is community, cops, courts, corrections, community. This order suggests a comprehensive approach to addressing community issues. It starts with the community itself, emphasizing the importance of community involvement and support. Then, it moves on to cops, highlighting the role of law enforcement in maintaining safety and order. Next, courts come into play, emphasizing the importance of a fair and effective justice system. Finally, corrections are mentioned, addressing the need for appropriate punishment and rehabilitation. The repetition of "community" at the end reinforces the idea that community involvement is crucial throughout the entire process.

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  • 15. 

    The violation of the criminal law is known as?

    • A.

      Crime

    • B.

      Criminal law

    • C.

      Traditional model

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Crime
    Explanation
    Crime refers to the violation of criminal law. It encompasses any act or omission that is prohibited by law and is punishable by the government. Criminal law sets out the rules and regulations that define what constitutes a crime and outlines the penalties for committing such offenses. Therefore, crime is the correct answer as it accurately describes the concept of violating criminal law.

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  • 16. 

    Something that has a sanction and has a consequence is known as?

    • A.

      Criminal law

    • B.

      Crime

    • C.

      Traditional model

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Criminal law
    Explanation
    Criminal law refers to a set of rules and regulations that define conduct that is considered a crime and stipulate the corresponding sanctions or consequences for such behavior. It is a legal framework that governs the prosecution and punishment of individuals who violate societal norms and commit criminal acts. The term "criminal law" accurately describes something that has a sanction and a consequence, as it pertains to the legal system's response to criminal behavior.

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  • 17. 

    When you are convicted and go to prison for more than 1 year is known as?

    • A.

      Misdemeanor

    • B.

      Felony

    • C.

      Crime

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Felony
    Explanation
    When a person is convicted and sentenced to prison for more than 1 year, it is known as a felony. Felonies are serious crimes that typically carry harsher penalties compared to misdemeanors. This distinction is important as it determines the severity of the offense and the potential consequences for the convicted individual.

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  • 18. 

    A crime less serious with punishment less than 1 year in county jail is known as?

    • A.

      Misdemeanor

    • B.

      Felony

    • C.

      Crime

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Misdemeanor
    Explanation
    A crime less serious with a punishment of less than 1 year in county jail is known as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are considered less severe offenses compared to felonies, which carry more severe punishments. This classification helps differentiate the level of seriousness of different crimes and determines the appropriate punishment for each offense.

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  • 19. 

    The legislative decision to make a behavior a crime is called?

    • A.

      Decriminalization

    • B.

      Criminalization

    • C.

      Crime

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Criminalization
    Explanation
    Criminalization refers to the legislative decision to make a behavior or action a crime. It involves the process of creating laws that define certain actions as illegal and punishable by law. This decision is made by the legislative body in order to maintain social order, protect public safety, and deter individuals from engaging in harmful or illegal activities.

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  • 20. 

    The legislative decision to change a crime into a non-criminal act is called?

    • A.

      Criminalization

    • B.

      Decriminalization

    • C.

      Crime

    • D.

      Answer option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Decriminalization
    Explanation
    Decriminalization refers to the legislative decision to change a crime into a non-criminal act. This means that the act is no longer considered a crime and individuals who engage in it will not face criminal charges or penalties. It is a legal process that aims to reduce the severity of punishment for certain offenses or remove criminal sanctions altogether. Decriminalization is often implemented for acts that are deemed to be less harmful or where alternative approaches, such as rehabilitation or education, may be more effective in addressing the issue.

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  • 21. 

    The 3 parties involved in crime reporting are: Police, offender, victim

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in crime reporting, there are typically three parties involved: the police, the offender, and the victim. The police are responsible for receiving and investigating reports of crimes, while the offender is the person who commits the crime. The victim is the individual who has been harmed or affected by the crime. These three parties play crucial roles in the process of reporting and addressing crimes.

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