Ch. 4 Crimes And Criminal Procedures

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  • 1. 
    Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by:
    • A. 

      Fines greater than $1000 and more than a year in jail

    • B. 

      House arrest

    • C. 

      Terms at a detention center

    • D. 

      Fines less than $1000 and less than a year in jail

  • 2. 
    Felonies are crimes punishable by:
    • A. 

      Fines greater than $1000 and more than a year in jail

    • B. 

      House arrest

    • C. 

      Terms at a detention center

    • D. 

      Fines less than $1000 and less than a year in jail

  • 3. 
    Possible punishments for crime include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Probation

    • B. 

      Community service

    • C. 

      Jail or prison

    • D. 

      Immobility

  • 4. 
    Crimes are offenses against society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If someone is acquitted of a crime, they are found to be :
    • A. 

      Insane

    • B. 

      Innocent

    • C. 

      Guilty

    • D. 

      Not guilty

  • 6. 
    The following are all elements of a crime except:
    • A. 

      Duty

    • B. 

      Breach of duty

    • C. 

      Criminal intent

    • D. 

      Conviction

  • 7. 
    Punishments are imposed on those convicted of crimes for all of the following reasons except to:
    • A. 

      Discourage future negative behavior

    • B. 

      Remove offender from society

    • C. 

      Provide counseling to troubled kids

    • D. 

      Give time to rehabilitate offender to rejoin society

  • 8. 
    White-collar crimes are also known as:
    • A. 

      Hate crimes

    • B. 

      Business crimes

    • C. 

      Crimes against the government

    • D. 

      Limited crimes

  • 9. 
    Examples of white collar crimes are:
    • A. 

      Extortion and Theft

    • B. 

      Murder and rape

    • C. 

      Jaywalking and littering

    • D. 

      Speeding and not stopping at a stop sign

  • 10. 
    Examples of felonies are:
    • A. 

      Speeding and not stopping at stop sign

    • B. 

      Murder and rape

    • C. 

      Jaywalking and littering

    • D. 

      Trespass and indecent exposure

  • 11. 
    The following are classifications of crimes except
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Property

    • C. 

      Plea bargaining

    • D. 

      Government

  • 12. 
    What is an "accessory" to the crime?
    • A. 

      The weapon used in the crime

    • B. 

      The explanation of the crime

    • C. 

      Someone with the person who actually commits the crime

    • D. 

      The "get-away" vehicle

  • 13. 
    The following are defenses to a crime except:
    • A. 

      Insanity

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Alibi

    • D. 

      Ignorance of the law

  • 14. 
    What is an "alibi"?
    • A. 

      A lie

    • B. 

      Proof that you were somewhere else than the place/time the crime was committed

    • C. 

      A felony

    • D. 

      A crazy person

  • 15. 
    Plea bargaining is:
    • A. 

      A criminal who begs and pleads for mercy

    • B. 

      The accused agrees to plead guilty and give up their right to a trial in exchange for lighter punishment.

    • C. 

      Sport played in Yemen

    • D. 

      A form of punishment for the criminal

  • 16. 
    Plea bargaining is used for the following reasons except:
    • A. 

      Reduce number of cases and cost in the court system

    • B. 

      Speed up the conviction of the criminal

    • C. 

      Reduce crowding in the jails

    • D. 

      To give criminals a free education

  • 17. 
    Use of plea bargaining is often criticized for the reasons shown below except for:
    • A. 

      The guilty get off too easy

    • B. 

      Criminals don't learn their lesson when it is used

    • C. 

      Doesn't discourage future criminal behavior

    • D. 

      Saves time and money in the legal system

  • 18. 
    "Immunity" is:
    • A. 

      When someone is with someone who commits a crime

    • B. 

      Ignorance of the law

    • C. 

      Illegal

    • D. 

      Protection from prosecution in exchange for providing information on ("ratting out" ) someone else

  • 19. 
    Self-defense is defined as:
    • A. 

      Use of force to protect yourself, your family, or property are in immediate threat of danger or harm

    • B. 

      Making a deal with the prosecution to reduce your sentence

    • C. 

      Stealing from your employer

    • D. 

      An illegal activity

  • 20. 
    Who brings the case against a criminal?
    • A. 

      Society= meaning the "state"; prosecution

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      A judge

    • D. 

      A jury

  • 21. 
    How many jurors must be in agreement to reach a verdict?
    • A. 

      All

    • B. 

      Half

    • C. 

      3/4

    • D. 

      1/4

  • 22. 
    The decision reached by a jury is known as a:
    • A. 

      Opinion

    • B. 

      Verdict

    • C. 

      Recommendation

    • D. 

      Immunity

  • 23. 
    The "state" (prosecution) has the burden of proof, meaning they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of the crime. What does this mean?
    • A. 

      Only has to prove the defendant may have committed the crime

    • B. 

      Has the option to plea bargain

    • C. 

      Guilt by reason of insanity

    • D. 

      Leaving no doubt there could be no one else that committed this crime

  • 24. 
    In a trial, who makes the decision of the punishment for the guilty?
    • A. 

      Jury

    • B. 

      Lawyers

    • C. 

      Prosecutor

    • D. 

      Judge

  • 25. 
    The verdicts rendered by the jury are either guilty or not guilty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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