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cchapter 20 - landmark case of a.) Furman v. Georgia b.)...

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CJUS131F2F-Chapter Twenty Practice Quiz 1.) Throughout history the death penalty has been prescribed for a variety of offenses, which of the following have generally been considered crimes for which you could be executed a.) murder b.) rape c.) treason d.) all of the above 2.) Historically, executions have typically been carried out in private, in the death row section of prisons a.) true b.) false 3.) The last public execution in the U.S. was a.) in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1936 b.) in Biloxi, Mississippi-in 1933 c.) Rikers Island, N.Y. in 1927 d.) Wacousta, MI in 1983 4.) There is conclusive evidence that public executions serve as a very good deterrent. a.) true b.) false 5.) The electric chair was first used in the U.S. in 1890, and was thought to be a more humane way to execute people a.) true b.) false 6.) The most common method of execution in the U.S. today is Lethal Injection
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7.) In 1972 the Supreme Court banned all further executions in the
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Unformatted text preview: landmark case of a.) Furman v. Georgia b.) Gregg v. Georgia c.) In re Kemmler d.) None of the above 8.) Studies indicate that the death penalty acts as a very good general and specific deterrent to violent crime a.) true b.) false 9.) Which of the following may not be executed according to the Supreme Court a.) juveniles b.) the developmentally disabled c.) persons over age 65 d.) none of the above 10.)Studies have indicated that the death penalty is equally applied and that the race of the offender and the victim seem to make no difference in how the death penalty is applied. a.) True b.) False 11.)Women account for only one out of every 52 death sentences, but that is because they only commit one out of every 52 murders. a.) true b.) false 12.)The death penalty is much more economically feasible, it costs much less to execute someone than to put them in prison for life. a.) true b.) false...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CJUS 135 taught by Professor Durkee during the Spring '08 term at Lansing.

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