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Criminal Justice 101

Subject : law
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1. Who are the three main players in the Criminal Justice system?






2. In Orange County - what is the misdemeanor Pretrial Hearing called?






3. What are the two ancient codes that contributed to our current legal system?






4. What amendment discusses the right to a speedy trial?






5. What is known as the highest source of law found within either a country or state?






6. What amendment discusses cruel and unusual punishment?






7. What law further defined the role and make up of the U.S. Supreme court?






8. After the Bill of Rights was ratified - how many more times was the U.S. Constitution amended?






9. What two things do military police entities possess?






10. Indeterminate sentencing was a mainstay within the California juvenile justice system until what year?






11. When there is a supposed legal error or discrepancy with a case - what type of hearing does it go to?






12. The B.I.A. and the F.B.I. often provide support and assistance to what level of law enforcement agencies?






13. What Penal Code section states that the court may refer to probation for a report?






14. What criteria does the judge use when setting bail?






15. What English king was responsible for generating the concept of the Magna Carta?






16. How many states use the death penalty?






17. The Federal Court system was created through what?






18. What 1770 shooting incident heightened tensions between Boston colonists and newly arrived British soldiers?






19. Who gave the Bureau of Investigation validity during the late 1920s?






20. What concept attempts to alter future behaviors through threats of punishment and consequences?






21. What is the name for a felony complaint?






22. Railroad Police - Port/Harbor Police - Campus Police - and Mass Transit Police are examples of what?






23. What are the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country?






24. What current U.S. law enforcement position/title had its origins with the English legal system circa 1000 A.D.?






25. What type of bodies do our current laws come from?






26. What is a legal system that pits two opposing parties against one another with a third neutral party applying the rules?






27. What does a preliminary hearing determine?






28. UCRS and NIBRS recieve information from how many agencies?






29. The Reintegration Model - circa 1960s - failed due to community concern over leniency toward criminals and what two major social events?






30. What are the three Terms of Imprisonment?






31. What type of 'law' evolved and became a predictable and anticipated set of laws to the English people circa 1000 A.D.?






32. What does the U.S. Federal District Court possess regarding cases heard?






33. What is the system that puts two conflicting parties against each other with a third neutral part overseeing the process?






34. If you plea guilty at a misdemeanor arraignment - when can a judge sentence you?






35. What is the name of the New York police officer - circa 1970s - who had to deal with corruption and patronage in the NYPD?






36. What are the two general characteristics evident among most law enforcement agencies?






37. Where does a misdemeanors case begin?






38. What does O.R. mean?






39. What law enforcement agency maintains the largest training academy in the U.S.?






40. What are the two types of defense attorneys?






41. What Latin term means great paper?






42. What constitutes the major difference between a crime and illegal behavior?






43. What Penal Code section states that the court shall refer to probation for a report?






44. What percent of the time are deals makes and cases do not go to trial?






45. Where does the U.S. Supreme Court hear cases from?






46. Is the Federal or State court system older?






47. What English king circa 1154 A.D. sent representatives out to the eight English 'regions' in order to organize some type of common law?






48. What major 1829 English law created a centralized urban police force in London?






49. According to Hammurabi - what age was considered as the cut off between juveniles and adults?






50. For a felony matter to leave a Trial Court of Limited Jurisdiction - what special hearing must it go to?