5.What is probable cause? Describe a situation where there would be probable cause? a. Probable cause is that the potential guilt is high enough to arrest. A police officer would need probable cause to search someones car after pulling them over if they are slurring their words or appearing inebriated, except for in Pennsylvania the officer would not need probable cause. 6.What are some of the differences between the adult and juvenile court processes and systems?
a. If a crime is committed before the age of 18, the offender would be charged in juvenile court, unless the crime is vicious and done in conscious mind then it will be tried in adult court. Its also harder to determine when a case should be tried as either juvenile or adult court. Cases committed as a juvenile may be expunged from the offenders record when they turn 18. Critical Thinking Questions 1.Do you think that punishments deter crime? Why or why not? Do you think there is a better way to reduce crime than punishment? a. I do not think that punishments deter crime for those who witness it but can in some cases for those who commit the crime if they are able to get the right amount of help. I think that there is a better way to reduce crime but it should still be considered punishment, such as therapy, group counseling, and positive reinforcement.
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- Fall '16
- Mr. Cotes
- Criminal Justice, criminal law