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Criminal Justice 101

Subject : law
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1. The three federal courts are known as what?






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






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






4. In which two locations did the actual shooting war begin between British soldiers and Colonial militia men?






5. What is a trial where there is no jury and the verdict is given by the judge?






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






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






8. What is the main criteria which determines whether a mater goes to a federal or state court?






9. What amendment discusses protection from unreasonable searches?






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






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






12. What is the Latin term that describes a federal peace officer's ability to deputize citizens and give them temporary power?






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






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






15. What has disappeared among law enforcement agencies is this country?






16. What English Common Law court system could arguably be seen as the world's first dedicated juvenile court?






17. What is the point of a second preliminary hearing?






18. What are the two main functions of criminal courts?






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






20. What are the two conflicting philosophies which talk of a desire for individual freedom and a crime free society?






21. What does a judge order the probation department to write in order to find more about an individual before sentencing?






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






23. Who runs the N.C.I.C.?






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






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






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 are the five levels of force among agencies?






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






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






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






31. What is the name of our criminal justice system that is made up of both federal and state levels?






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






33. What two things do military police entities possess?






34. What is ultimate goal at all early hearings?






35. What type of hearing does a felony case go to after arrangement?






36. What is discovery?






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






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






39. What two additional sentences can come from a Formal Felony Sentencing Hearing different from a misdemeanor?






40. What is the Latin term that means an act being wrong because of customs - morals - practices - regulation - or law?






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






42. What amendment discusses protection from self incrimination?






43. 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?






44. What does the Court of Appeals not possess?






45. Is the Federal or State court system older?






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






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






48. Who was the Supreme Court's third chief justice - credited with making the court more proactive - effective - and powerful?






49. What are the two parts of the Constitution called?






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