Spr11 SG1 - CJ 302 Criminal Law Study Guide#1 I Basic Law...

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CJ 302 -- Criminal Law: Study Guide #1 I. Basic Law Concepts A. Define: law and “rule of law” B. Identify/describe five different forms of primary law sources in the United States C. What are proper goals for criminal laws? Identify and describe the primary limitations on government to achieving those goals imposed by the legal system. D. Diagram the hierarchy of power/control/authority between the five different forms of primary law sources E. What is meant by “rational criminal law”? “free will”? Who is Jeremy Bentham? What is the difference between “free will” and “determinist” approaches to understanding criminal law? F. What are non-legal influences on criminal law and what impact do they have? II. Federalism A. Define: federalism B. Identify the distribution of power among three levels of government C. Identify the three branches of federal government and compare and contrast their law making functions III. Civil and Criminal Law Systems A. Compare these two systems and then contrast them as to:
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 302 taught by Professor Kristinemullendore during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State.

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Spr11 SG1 - CJ 302 Criminal Law Study Guide#1 I Basic Law...

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