The United States has a dual court system consisting of:
a. district and superior courts.
c. criminal and civil courts.
b. trial and appellate courts.
d. state and federal courts.
COURTS, CRIME AND CONTROVERSY
1. The most influential actor in the courthouse is the:
c. clerk of court
b. defense attorney
2. A trial by a judge without a jury is called a:
ARREST TO ARRAIGNMENT
Which of the following is a major weakness of the Uniform Crime Reports?
The data are only available for some states.
It is based only on crimes reported to the police.
Which of the following is not an essential element of therapeutic jurisprudence?
a. immediate intervention
c. treatment programs
b. hands-on judicial involvement
d. adversarial adjudication
THE DYNAMICS OF COURTHOUSE JUSTICE
The _ is responsible for transporting detained defendants from the jail to
c. sheriffs deputy
b. bail bondsman
d. clerk of court
In which case did the U.S. Supreme Court hold that indigent defendants charged with a
felony are entitled to the services of a lawyer paid for by the government?
a. Miranda v. Arizona
c. Plessey v.
The office of the prosecutor is in which branch of government?
At trial a prosecutor is expected to advocate
APPELLATE AND HABEAS CORPUS REVIEW
Which of the following is a primary purpose of the appellate process?
a. error correction
c. enforcing judgments
b. enforcing court orders
d. controlling discretion
Only by locking him up and throwing away the key can we assure that he wont be
able to rape another woman. That statement best matches which of the following
purposes of punishment?
DEFENDANTS AND VICTIMS
Victims and witnesses face frustrations in coping with the court process
a. but overall exhibit surprising support c. and overall resent the system as a
for the system.
b. and almost ne
TRIALS AND JURIES
Teams of jury consultants use which of the following to assist in jury selection?
a. public opinion polls.
c. mock trials.
b. focus groups.
d. all of these answers are correct.
Sanctions within the courtroom work group can be applied
only by judges.
only by prosecutors.
only by defense attorneys.
by all members of the courtroom work group.
The most important factor in setting normal penalties is the
a. seriousness of the offense.
c. persuasiveness of the prosecutor.
b. prior record of the offender.
d. skill of the defense attorney
NEGOTIATED JUSTICE AND THE PLEA OF GUILTY
Which of the following is not one of the three common types of plea bargaining?
In this type of plea ag
LAW AND CRIME
The key characteristics of common law include all of the following, except:
c. found in multiple sources
based on justice
d. applies rules of law found in previous cases
A juvenile court as a separate statewide entity means that it has its own
All of these answers are correct.
List the four key elements defining law
Identify the three key characteristics of the common law
Explain the importance of the adversary system
Name the four amendments of the Bill of Rights that deal
Describe how the courts are related to the
other components of the criminal
Discuss the major types of courts found in
the United States
Identify the most important actors in the
Law and Crime
List the four key elements defining
Identify the three key
characteristics of the common law
Explain the importance of the
Name the four amendments of the
Bill of Rights that deal specifica
Outline the four layers of a
typical state court system
Describe the types of criminal
cases handled by the trial courts
of limited jurisdiction
Discuss the similarities and
differences between justice of the
Chapter 1:Courts, Crime and Controversy
Describe how the courts are related to the other components of the criminal
Discuss the major types of courts found in the United States
Identify the most important actors in the co
Robert Paduano, 48, was arrested in February, 1988 after being accused of trying to take
over the Newport Beach drug trade. He was charged with 43 felonies including
residential robberies, extortion, conspiracy to sell cocaine and false imprisonment. Thes
The problem of delay is a common issue within our nations courts.
The trial for Sarah Creveling, who was accused of mail fraud and money laundering, has been delayed for
a fourth time. Her trial was originally scheduled for November then moved to February
In the case New York v. Quarles, police received the description of an alleged attacker who was possibly
in position of a firearm. Police found Quarles, who matched the description, in a supermarket and
stopped and frisked him. The officer discovered an e
Module 1 Quiz
1. The heritage of our law, is _ _, which is judge-made and
based on precedent.
2. The law in action represents an idealized view of law, one that stresses an abstract set of rules
that fails to t
PRO DEATH PENALTY
The death penalty is a controversial topic associated with the issue of punishment in the United
States. There are many supporters for this form of punishment. Although the death penalty is a harsh
punishment, it is in place for those wh
Prosecution and Adjudication CJL3510
Prosecution and Adjudication focuses on the role of the courts and the interaction between
the courts and the other elements of the criminal justice system. Those are the police and
corrections. All aspects of
Define the four primary types of
jurisdiction: geographical, subject
matter, personal, and hierarchical
Compare and contrast the tasks of
trial and appellate courts
Explain the historical evolution of