American Justice System
Chapter One: U.S. Criminal Procedure
Criminal Procedure Road Map- 5
Public Places- 5
Police Stations- 5
Prosecutors Officers- 5
Trial Courts- 5
Appellate Courts- 5
Crime Control in the U.S. Constitutional Democracy- 6
LESSON 7 CHAPTER 11-12
What are the three different objectives or approaches to prevention? Explain some
issues with each.
o Deterrence- The rationale of specific deterrence depends on the effectiveness
of punishment in deterring future bad ac
Describe Wilson and Browns typologies of police, and explain how each might use
o Brown Old-style crime fighters are concerned only with action that might be
considered crime control.
Clean-beat officers se
Chapter 4 & 5
Why is time a more important factor in determining probable cause to
search than it is in determining probable cause to arrest?
You dont want the grounds for the search to become stale if it does
Chapter 1 & 2
What are the steps in analyzing an ethical dilemma?
1. Identify the facts. Make sure that one has all the facts that are knownnot future predictions, not suppositions, not probabilities.
2. Identify rel
Chapter 3 & 4
Chapter 3 Ethical Dilemmas
Two individuals are being sentenced for the exact same crime of burglary. You are the judge.
One of the individuals is a 20-year-old who has not been in trouble before and participated on
1. Should a person in a phone booth be given the same degree of 4 th
Amendment protection as a person in his bedroom? As a person
in his or her garage? As a person in his or her automobile?
a. This question is
1.List some laws justified by legal paternalism. Provide the rationale for such laws, as well as
opposing arguments. Discuss some types of laws that are justified by legal moralism. What are
the major arguments for and against such laws
What are the specific aims and purposes of the criminal law? To what
extent does the criminal law control behavior?
To keep it simple it aims to punish those who commit crimes, protect
those who do
Chapter 6 & 7
What are the differences between conventional search warrants (directed
toward gathering evidence for a criminal prosecution), administrative search
warrants, and special needs searches?