Criminal Justice System Quiz Questions

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Criminal Justice System Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The criminal justice system has three major components: the _______________, the various _______________, and __________________________.
  • 2. 
    Six major processes in the criminal justice system are: Deciding what ______________________________ Detection of _________ and ____________________ Determining whether __________________________ Determining __________________________________ Deciding ____________________________________, and Carrying __________________________ (punishment)
  • 3. 
    Guidelines for determining who and what behaviors are acceptable or unacceptable are established by _____________________________________________.
  • 4. 
    The prosecuting attorney reviews the charges filed __________________________________________________________.
  • 5. 
    If the prosecutor does not believe there is sufficient evidence to justify the charges, he or she can ____________________________________________.
  • 6. 
    If the prosecutor accepts the case, the defendant  is ______________________________________________________.
  • 7. 
    Jurisdiction is the courts inherent right to __________________________________________________________________________________.
  • 8. 
    Venue is the __________________________________________________________________.
  • 9. 
    When charges are filed that may result is a prison sentence, the judge __________________________________________________________________________________________.
  • 10. 
    The first appearance is concerned with ________________________ and securing the ______________________________, and it may take only a _____________________________________________.
  • 11. 
    Bail is a promise, usually backed by a _______________________________, that the accused will return for __________________________________________________. 
  • 12. 
    If the identity of arrestees cannot reliably be established, the police are empowered to ______________________________________________________.
  • 13. 
    Following charges being filed against the person at the first appearance, a ________________________________ (sometimes referred to as a "______________________________" hearing) is held. 
  • 14. 
    The charges against the defendant maybe changed from those charged at the first appearance, _________________________________________________________________.
  • 15. 
    An alternative method of bringing a person to trial is the grand jury system, the only ___________________________________________________.
  • 16. 
    The major difference between a grand jury and a trial is that:  Defendants are not ______________________________________. Defendants cannot have an _______________________________________________________. They may not even be informed that ________________________________________________.
  • 17. 
    The grand jury will determine if there is probable cause _______________________________________________________________.
  • 18. 
    An indictment is a formal, _________________________ forwarded to the court that:      asserts that probable cause exists to _______________________________________________      and authorizes the court to ________________________________________
  • 19. 
    The arraignment is the last step in ___________________________________.
  • 20. 
    At the arraignment, the defendant appears before the court with their attorney to hear the ______________________________________.
  • 21. 
    At the arraignment, after charges are read, the judge _____________________________________.
  • 22. 
    A number of motions ________________________________________________.
  • 23. 
    A motion is a formal request of the court by the ___________________________________________________.
  • 24. 
    If the defendant pleads not guilty or "stands ________" (refuses to enter a plea) at the ____________________________, a __________________________ is set.
  • 25. 
    Most cases do not go to trial because they are __________________, _______________________________________, and are __________________________.
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