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Final Crim 203
Final Crim 203
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Police make roughly____million arrests each year.
Around 90%of felony convictions result from...
Much of the Bill of Rights is applicable to the states through the...
A court order directing a specific action or lack of action is known as an...
A statute is a form of law created by...
The dual court system refers to...
state and federal system
The recent upsurge of federal criminal cases is largely attributed to the increase in...
Litigants in state courts are most often...
Private parties ex) ind. & small businesses
The American bar association recommends that all felony cases reach disposition within...
Which of the following is not a member of the courtroom work group?
Which of the following explains why few cases receive individual treatment?
amount time available & amt. of cases
The office of prosecutor is part of which branch of government?
within the criminal justice system, who is in the best position to provide coordination?
U.S attorneys serve...
pleasure of the president
State prosecution authority is typically divided among which offices?
County,regional,state & local
The right to self-representation is also referred to by the Latin term...
which method of providing legal representation for the indigent has been found to have legal defects by many state courts?
The public defender system was started where in 1914?
Which method of providing legal representation for the indigent is the most popular in large cities?
Because of the numerous sanctions that can be applied to defense attorneys, they are forced to take what kind of a posture?
Professional & cooperative
At which stage of a felony case is the defense attorney lease likely to be present?
Approximately what percentage of state prison inmates are male?
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately what percentage of violent crimes are committed by relatives, friends, or acquaintances of the victim?
Which of the following is supposed to stand at the center of the criminal court drama?
Members of the courtroom work group are essentially part of what class?
which amendment to the U.S Constitution states: "No persons shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury?
Of all crimes brought to the attention of police, what percentage result in an arrest?
Most misdemeanor defendants enter a plea of guilty and are sentenced at which stage?
Which of the following court members dominates the grand jury?
If a person is indicted, he/she is...
The two primary duties of the grand jury have been summarized in the phrase...
sword & shield
The Latin term for when a prosecutor dismisses charges is...
Bail bondsmen would consider which of the following types of defendants as low risk?
Strong ties to the community
ex) small business, have a home
While the exclusionary rule is directed at police, it is actually enforced in...
The jury trial penalty is...
A___plea has the same criminal court consequently as a guilty.
To gain a potential advantage in plea bargaining, prosecutors sometimes....
Pile on the charges
In a plea on the nose, the defendant....
plea to original charge
Defense attorneys frequently use voir dire to educate jurors about...
matter of law, educate the jury of the presumptions of innocence
A jury that is unable to reach a verdict is called a
A criminal defendant has a___amendment privilege not to testify at trial.
The judge instructs or charges the jury...
obligations, procedure, what must they find to convict
Nationwide, hung juries occur in about___ percent of jury trials.
1 out of 6
Sentencing factors such as youth, mental status, etc. that influence sentencing are called...
aggravating & mitigating
Jury___occurs when the jury ignores the law and acquits an obviously guilty defendant.
In general, sentences in the ___states are harsher than in other regions of the country.
The rape and murder of seven-year-old___ helped the drive for sex-offender registration laws.
The two primary variables in most sentencing guidelines are...
seriousness of the crime, history & record of individual
In recent years courts, like the police, have attempted to increase___ involvement in their operations.
Which of the following is usually not an important factor in juvenile case disposition?
family structure, attending school, past history, demonstrate remorse.
The burden of proof required for a victory in a civil case is...
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