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1.
Which of the following is true about local television news shows?
A)stories about government and politics are given the most air time
B)stories about crime and criminal justice are given the most air time
C)crimes reported by the media generally are less sensational than crimes routinely committed
D)local television crime news stories accurately reflect the types of crime by which the average citizen is victimized
2.
Which of the following accounted for the largest percentage of calls for police service in Chicago, IL in June 2000?
A)murder, rape, and robbery
B)selling narcotics and vice complaints
C)domestic quarrels, neighbor or landlord-tenant squabbles, and gang altercations
D)auto accidents
3.
Which of the following is NOT an institution of social control?
A)the family
B)the media
C)the criminal justice system
D)all of the above are institutions of social control
4.
What is an information?
A)a charging document
B)a grand jury indictment
C)a booking document
D)a complaint
5.
What is the difference between a suspect and a defendant?
A)a suspect is a person against whom a legal action is brought and a defendant is a person who has been convicted of a crime
B)a defendant is a person against whom a legal action is brought and a suspect is a person who has been convicted of a crime
C)a suspect is a person who is believed to have committed a crime and a defendant is a person who has been formally booked
D)a suspect is a person who is believed to have committed a crime and a defendant is a person against whom a legal action is brought
6.
What is a misdemeanor?
A)usually the violation of a law of a city or town
B)a less serious crime generally punishable by a fine or by incarceration in jail for not more than 1 year
C)a serious offense punishable by confinement in prison for more than 1 year or by death
D)a charging document
7.
What is a felony?
A)usually the violation of a law of a city or town
B)a less serious crime generally punishable by a fine or by incarceration in jail for not more than 1 year
C)a serious offense punishable by confinement in prison for more than 1 year or by death
D)a charging document
8.
What is an ordinance violation?
A)usually the violation of a law of a city or town
B)a less serious crime generally punishable by a fine or by incarceration in jail for not more than 1 year
C)a serious offense punishable by confinement in prison for more than 1 year or by death
D)a charging document
9.
For which of the following offenses is a summary trial likely to be held?
A)an ordinance violation and a felony
B)a misdemeanor and a felony
C)an ordinance violation and a misdemeanor
D)only for a felony
10.
What is the purpose of a preliminary hearing?
A)to give the defendant notice of the charge(s) and to advise him or her of his or her constitutional rights
B)to hear the information or indictment and to allow a plea
C)to allow the suspect's name, the charge, and perhaps the suspect's fingerprints or photograph to be entered in the police blotter
D)to allow a judge to determine whether there is probable cause
11.
What is the purpose of an initial appearance?
A)to give the defendant notice of the charge(s) and to advise him or her of his or her constitutional rights
B)to hear the information or indictment and to allow a plea
C)to allow the suspect's name, the charge, and perhaps the suspect's fingerprints or photograph to be entered in the police blotter
D)to allow a judge to determine whether there is probable cause
12.
What is the purpose of an arraignment?
A)to give the defendant notice of the charge(s) and to advise him or her of his or her constitutional rights
B)to hear the information or indictment and to allow a plea
C)to allow the suspect's name, the charge, and perhaps the suspect's fingerprints or photograph to be entered in the police blotter
D)to allow a judge to determine whether there is probable cause
13.
What is the purpose of booking?
A)to give the defendant notice of the charge(s) and to advise him or her of his or her constitutional rights
B)to hear the information or indictment and to allow a plea
C)to allow the suspect's name, the charge, and perhaps the suspect's fingerprints or photograph to be entered in the police blotter
D)to allow a judge to determine whether there is probable cause
14.
Approximately what percent of criminal cases are plea bargained?
A)5
B)35
C)65
D)90
15.
Which of the following is NOT true about judicial sentencing?
A)judges can impose any sentence
B)judges are limited by statutory provisions
C)judges are guided by prevailing philosophical rationales
D)judges are guided by organizational considerations
16.
Statements, such as prosecutors don't work with the police in bringing criminals to justice or prosecutors make police work more difficult or the police make prosecutors' jobs more difficult because of shoddy investigations or procedural errors, are examples of which of the following concepts?
A)the criminal justice system
B)the criminal justice nonsystem
C)Packer's crime control model
D)Packer's due process model
17.
Which of the following is characteristic of Packer's crime control model of criminal justice?
A)rejection of the informal fact-finding process as definitive of factual guilt
B)"obstacle-course justice"
C)the doctrine of legal guilt
D)a presumption of guilt
18.
Which of the following is characteristic of Packer's due process model?
A)a focus on efficiency
B)a preference for plea bargaining
C)the doctrine of legal guilt
D)assembly-line justice
19.
Which of the following is characteristic of Packer's crime control model?
A)assembly-line justice
B)defense of personal freedom
C)skepticism about the ideal of equality
D)doctrine of legal guilt
20.
Which of the following is characteristic of Packer's due process model?
A)a premium is placed on speed and finality
B)obstacle-course justice
C)an administrative fact finding process
D)a preference for plea bargaining
21.
Approximately how much money was spent on criminal and civil justice in the United States in 2002?
A)$180 million
B)$1.8billion
C)$180 billion
D)$1.8trillion
22.
What cost every resident of the United States approximately $600 in 2002?
A)police protection
B)judicial and legal services
C)corrections
D)civil and criminal justice
23.
For which of the following purposes did the federal government spend more than $100 million in 2001?
A)to provide police protection
B)to provide judicial and legal services
C)to provide corrections services
D)to execute Timothy McVeigh
24.
For nearly the past 3 decades, what have public opinion polls shown about the amount of money spent on crime control?
A)a majority of the American public believes that too much is being spent on crime control
B)a majority of the American public believes that too little is being spent on crime control
C)a majority of the American public is willing to pay higher taxes for better crime control
D)the public has never been asked in public opinion polls about the amount of money that should be spent on crime control
25.
Of what is the belief that guilt or innocence could be determined through trial by ordeal an example?
A)a myth
B)a fact
C)Packer's crime control model
D)Packer's due process model







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