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Criminal Justice 101

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






2. What are the four main players in the criminal justice system?






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






4. What Latin term means 'you have the body'?






5. What amendment discuses issues if incorporation - citizenship - and due process?






6. What west coast supreme court case in 1876 further established the philosophy of Parens Patriae and no due process for juveniles?






7. How long is a federal judge's term of office for?






8. What were minors who disobeyed orders of the Kings Chancery Court system called?






9. Both felonies are misdemeanors are first filed as what?






10. What are the three Terms of Imprisonment?






11. The term original jurisdiction alludes to what?






12. What federal law enforcement agency had its origins in 1908?






13. In what year did California pass its juvenile justice system act known as Juvenile Court Act?






14. What is the name for a felony complaint?






15. What does an aggravating factor make the report?






16. What current California legal code did the Law of Hammurabi and the Law of Moses contribute to?






17. What Latin term means - 'father or parent of the country?'






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






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






20. How many chief justice and associate justices currently make up the U.S. Supreme Court?






21. What are the three duties of Deputy Probation officers in the court room?






22. Where does a misdemeanors case begin?






23. What is meant by inferior courts?






24. What was the name of the article which encouraged law enforcement not just to focus on crime - but the social factors of crime?






25. What does the U.S. Supreme Court have regarding what cases to hear?






26. The power of the U.S. Supreme Court to interpret what the constitution says and means - via case law - is known as what?






27. What federal law enforcement agency delegated peace officer powers to citizens during the era of the wild west?






28. Our criminal justice system tries to maintain a balance between which two conflicting models/ideologies?






29. Besides the U.S. Marshall Service - what is the other oldest federal law enforcement agency?






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






31. Who were the country's first president and vice president?






32. What is an offense that consists of illegal conduct but no jail time?






33. What hearing comes after a misdemeanor arraignment?






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






35. Who said - 'The police are the public and the public are the police'?






36. What is the State Court System's court of last resort?






37. What amendment discusses protection from self incrimination?






38. What does a preliminary hearing determine?






39. What hearing determines in an individual receives the death penalty?






40. What is a county law enforcement agency's head administrator?






41. In Orange County - what type of prosecuting attorneys handle the day to day issues in the court room?






42. What level of law enforcement generally runs local detention facilities for adults?






43. Local California courts which handle misdemeanors - minor civil matters - and traffic violations are called what?






44. The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency in this country at what level?






45. When court systems or levels disagree or question if rules are properly applied - what type of court is used?






46. What was the missing component of those persons working with in the Birth of Probation Model circa 1841?






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






48. What is the best system to compile crime statistics and can stand completely on its own?






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






50. What percent of the time will a judge go with what a presentence court report says?