Project #44635 - 4 worksheets


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Week Two Worksheet


Part I: Case Review 


Review the cases below by going to the “Detailed Contents” section of the Contemporary Criminal Lawtextbook. After reviewing the case, select the defense that was represented in the case from the following list:




defense of others

defense of home andproperty

resisting unlawful arrest





age or infancy defense


syndrome-based defenses

insanity defense





1. Case 1: State v. Dejarlais

State v. Dejarlais section in Ch. 8 of Contemporary Criminal Law


Defense used: 



2. Case 2: Lopez v. State

Lopez v. State section in Ch. 9 of Contemporary Criminal Law


Defense used: 



3. Case 3People v. Ceballos

People v. Ceballos section in Ch. 8 of Contemporary Criminal Law


Defense used: 



4. Case 3Brazill v. State

Brazill v. State section in Ch. 9 of Contemporary Criminal Law


Defense used: 



Part II: Short Answer


Answer, in a minimum of 50 words, each of the following questions:


1. What is the adversarial system?



2. Define inchoate offenses. Provide an example of an inchoate offense.



3. Using Contemporary Criminal Law and Criminal Law Today, list the identified steps to brief a case. Why is it important to follow these steps?
4. Using the Appendix from Ch. 1 of Contemporary Criminal Law as a resource, explain the citations for each of the following cases:


a. George T. v. California section in Ch. 2 of Contemporary Criminal Law



b. Lawrence v. Texas section in Ch. 2 of Contemporary Criminal Law



c. Roper v. Simmons section in Ch. 3 of Contemporary Criminal Law



d. People v. Kellogg section in Ch. 4 of Contemporary Criminal LawUniversity of Phoenix Material
































Week Three Worksheet


Match the items in the Case Summary column to the Options in the right column by entering the correct corresponding alphabetical letter next to the numbers in the first column. Not all options will be used.




Case Summary










Shaun is driving home at night from work on a six-lane road, under the speed limit. There are no streetlights. A man is crossing the middle of the street, and Shaun does not see him. Shaun hits the man and kills him.

A. Murder
B. Voluntary manslaughter
C. Involuntary manslaughter
D. Justifiable homicide
E. Excusable homicide
F. Statutory rape
G. Malice aforethought
H. Necessity
I. Felony murder
J. Suicide
K. Second-degree murder
L. Renunciation
M. Corpus delicti







Ruth’s friend Mary asks her to drive her to a convenience store and wait for her. While Ruth waits in the car, Mary shoots and kills the clerk, and robs the store. Mary gets in the car and Ruth drives away.








Lisa comes home early from work and finds her husband in bed with her best friend. Lisa grabs a handgun and shoots her friend in the head.








Zachary suggested playing Russian roulette with his friend Gary, because he had a handgun and only three bullets. Gary shoots himself in the head and dies.








Officer Chan is a city police officer who pulled over a speeding carUpon asking for license and registration, the driver grabbed a gun out of the glove box and began to turn toward the officer. Officer Chan shot and killed the driver.








Ben and Heather have a suicide pact, because their families are preventing them from having a relationship. Ben drives his car, with Heather in the passenger seat, off the cliff. Heather livesand Ben dies.








After a fight with his wife, Tom buys a shovel and rope. He tells his wife he wants to drive into the desert to look at the stars. While in the desert, Tom chokes his wife. He digs a hole and buries her in the hole.








Andrew abuses his son, Joe, which wasnoted by Joe’s teachers. Andrew gets extremely drunk one day and beats Joe again. After 3 days, Joe dies from his injuries.









Scott murders his wife, then takes a boat out to sea and dumps her body. Can Scott be charged with homicide?








Nicole owns two aggressive dogs that consistently get out of the backyard. The dogs attack and kill Nicole’s 80-year old neighbor as she takes her daily walk.




11. How does your state’s law define kidnapping? What degrees of kidnapping are effective in your state? How do federal kidnapping laws differ from your state’s kidnapping laws? Include references. 


12. How do false imprisonment and abduction laws vary from kidnapping in your state? Include references.




13. Provide an example of a recent case involving a computer or high-technology crime. What law was broken? When was this law enacted? What was the punishment? Include references.










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Week Four Worksheet


Match the Definitions on the left to the correct Termson the right by entering the correct corresponding alphabetical letter next to the numbers in the first column. Not all terms will be used.












Engaging in sexual activities for something of value

A. Disorderly conduct
B. Breach of peace
C. Loitering
D. Treason
E. Perjury
F. Contempt
G. Obscenity
H. Prostitution
I. Exploitation
J. Illegal entry into the US
K. Terrorism
L. Sedition
M. Delirium tremens
N. USA Patriot Act
O. Unlawful assembly
P. Confiscation
Q. Habeas corpus






Specific, purposeful, and unlawful behavior that causes public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm








An overt act that is an attempt to overthrow the government








Deliberate conduct calculated to obstruct or embarrass a court of law or a judicial officer








Defendant is not a U.S. citizen and is found in or enters the United States








A public offense done by violence, or a disturbance of public order or tranquility








A communication or agreement intended to defame the government or to incite treason








A gathering of three or more people for the purpose of committing an unlawful act or a lawful act in a violent, boisterous, or tumultuous manner








The act of delaying, lingering, or idling about without a lawful reason for being present








A writ used by prisoners to challenge the nature and length of their confinement








Offensive photos, movies, or other works that are often sexual in content that are judge immoral by community standards








A violent act dangerous to human life, intended to intimidate or coerce a government or civilian population, in furtherance of a political or social objective








The willful giving of false testimony under oath in a judicial proceeding








Provides expanded law enforcement authority to assist the federal government’s ability to deter terrorism





28. How do your state’s laws differentiate between obscenity and lewdness? Include references.



29. How is prostitution defined in your state? Select a state where prostitution is illegal, if it is legal in your state. What is the punishment for prostitutes in that state? What is the punishment for the clients of prostitutes? What is the punishment for those who hire prostitutes? Include references.




30. What anti-drug laws include asset forfeiture in your state? Include references.










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Week Five Worksheet


Answer the following questions. 


1. Bold the law that correctly defines the Son of Sam law.
a. Legislation that prohibits criminals from contacting their victims or their victims’ families
b. A law that prohibits a parent from testifying against his or her son
c. Legislated rules prohibiting criminals from profiting from their crimes through sales or publications of their stories to or through the media
d. Laws that prohibit the press from releasing details of a pending case


2. Identify two victim resources available locally and nationally. Include the organization’s name and website, and a summary of their services.



3. The ______________ Amendment states that excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.



4. This program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable statistics on crime in the nation. The program is now handled by the FBI. Bold the correct answer.
a. Crime Statistics Bureau
b. Uniform Crime Reporting
c. Statistics and Crime Unit
d. The Program for Criminal Statistics


5. What term refers to problems that follow from the initial victimization, such as the loss of employment or inability to pay medical bills? __________________________________


6. Where did victim-impact statements originate? Why were victim-impact statements granted?


7. Locate a case that involves mitigating factors. Cite the case and explain why the case had mitigating factors.


8. Explain three-strikes legislation and include an example case summary. Include a reference for the case.    


9. How many U.S. states currently use capital punishment? What forms of capital punishment are used?  


10. What is the relationship between the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment?  


11. __________________________is an attempt to make the criminal whole again and uses the restorative justice sentencing model. 


12. List three possible forms of court-ordered restitution:



13. ___________________ stem from prejudices against one’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, or mental disability.


14. Define the following:


a. Incapacitation:
b. Rehabilitation and restoration:
c. Concurrent and consecutive sentencing:
d. Plea bargaining:
e. Intermediate sanctions:






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