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Criminal Justice 101

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1. Where are the vast majority of cases heard?

2. What is the most important C or level of the criminal justice system?

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

4. The three federal courts are known as what?

5. Local law enforcement generally display shields on their badges. What do county law enforcement badges appear as?

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

7. Which California code section gives police and corrections their 'peace officer powers'?

8. What court system was the same up until the period of the Civil War?

9. What does the U.S. Court of Appeals not have regarding what cases to hear?

10. What is the average budget of a local law enforcement agency?

11. What legal model first attempted the concept of rehabilitation and resocialization?

12. What 1838 Ohio State Supreme Court Case established the concept of Parens Patriae and no need for due process in juvenile matters?

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

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

15. In what year and state was the country's first dedicated juvenile justice system and court legally established?

16. What does N.C.I.C. stand for?

17. What was the original staffing of the U.S. Supreme Court?

18. Who are the three main players in the Criminal Justice system?

19. What are the four Cs of the criminal justice system?

20. Jail time - restitution - contact restrictions - drug testing - searches and seizures - employment verification - and counseling can be terms of what?

21. What word represents the ability of criminal justice players to make independent decisions?

22. What level of law enforcement generally provides services to the local court system?

23. Other then UCRS and NIBRS - what entities compile information about crime in the country?

24. What was name of the era which was distinguished by the Kansas City Patrol Experiment and Flint - Michigan Patrol Program?

25. When pleading guilty at a felony arrangement - what does the judge generally do for sentencing?

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

27. How is a jury panel selected?

28. What was the name of the group of people who went to Philadelphia in 1774 in order to discuss their unhappiness with Britain and its taxes?

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

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

31. What types of law enforcement agency is influenced by federal and territorial sovereignty?

32. In 1829 which English government employee pushed a new law which followed the ideas of Patrick Colquhoun?

33. What is the most important thing that a probation officer does in the presentence court report?

34. What criminal statistical agency or method was created in 1930?

35. What Latin term means great paper?

36. What major 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case established that the court would begin to interpret what the constitution was all about?

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

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

39. What 1883 federal law stressed the need for a civil service system based upon merit?

40. What kind of powers do corrections and probation officers have?

41. What 1285 A.D. English law removed the emphasis on law enforcement away from the military and back onto the citizens?

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

43. The third federal inferior court of authority is known as what?

44. What two types of employees do law enforcement agencies employ?

45. What do bills of attainer relate to?

46. What concept discusses 'an eye for an eye'?

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

48. What does a preliminary hearing determine?

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

50. What do the majority of cases going into the U.S. District Court involve?