Project #13565 - Criminal justice

Complete the following exam by answering the questions and compiling your answers into a word-processing document. When you’re ready to submit your answers, refer to the instructions at the end of your exam booklet.

Part A: Answer each of the following questions in one or more complete paragraphs. Each answer is worth 10 points.

  1. List and describe the goals of criminal punishment.

  2. Describe the Chicago School of thought as it relates to the causes of crime.

  3. Before adjudication in a juvenile court, a question may be raised of whether the juvenile should be tried in an adult court for the offense. What is this called? What procedure must be followed? Why have states provided for this option? What is the effect of this decision?

  4. Explain the difference between a warrant and an arrest. Which constitutional amendment covers these terms? Describe its provisions with regard to authorized searches and seizures.

  5. Why, over time, has a range of punitive sanctions developed? Discuss the advantages of punishments other than prison. Give two examples of these alternative sanctions. 

    Part B: Answer each of the following questions in about five to seven sentences. Each answer is worth 5 points.

    1. How was the constable watch system like community-based policing?

    2. Explain the difference between a grand jury indictment and an information.

    3. Why is the U.S. Supreme Court referred to as “the court of last resort”?

    4. Why do some people oppose the use of grand juries?

    5. Why must the government provide an indigent defendant with an attorney?

    6. Describe the Pennsylvania system of imprisonment.

    7. What is a victim impact statement, and what is it used for?

    8. What is the exclusionary rule, and what are its three primary purposes?

    9. What were the findings of the Kansas City police patrol study? Name two ways in which patrols can deter crime.

    10. Why are so few criminal cases decided by trial? 

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/01/2013 12:00 am
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