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Criminal Justice 101

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






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






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






4. What is the Latin term that literally means - 'to adhere to what has come before'?






5. What penal code section is used to waive time lines during a trial?






6. Who is referred to as the father of probation?






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






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






9. What amendment discusses protection from unreasonable searches?






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






11. What amendment discusses cruel and unusual punishment?






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






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






14. What is a local law enforcement agency's head administrator?






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






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






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






18. The Federal Court system was created through what?






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






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






21. What hearing comes after a misdemeanor arraignment?






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






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






24. What is the Latin term for the plea of the no contest?






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






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






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






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






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






30. What 1865 federal law enforcement agency was initially responsible for excessive counterfeiting following the civil war?






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






32. What do bills of attainer relate to?






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






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






35. What federal law enforcement agency was created in 1973 and currently has over 5 -000 agents spread around the world?






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






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






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






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






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






41. What are the five levels of law enforcement in this country?






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






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






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






45. The Kansas City Patrol Experiment and Flint - Michigan Patrol Program motivated police to try what new procedures?






46. Law enforcement has been traditionally very resistant to what?






47. Is the Federal or State court system older?






48. Which 1760s British tax law placed tax quotes on all paper based products imported into the colonies?






49. What is ultimate goal at all early hearings?






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