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Practicing Texas Politics Enhanced

Political Science

Quiz 13 :

The Criminal Justice System

Quiz 13 :

The Criminal Justice System

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Which of the following statements regarding prisons run by the TDCJ is true?
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A

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Which of the following has oversight responsibility for county jails?
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B

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Which of the following statements regarding race and ethnicity in the Texas criminal justice system is true?
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E

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When someone has been found guilty of a capital offense,how many jurors must agree to the death sentence for it to be carried out?
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What is another term for administrative segregation?
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Which first offender faces no possibility of jail time for his or her offense?
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What is the minimum sentence for a capital felony in the state of Texas?
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Over the past three decades,which state has executed the most capital felons?
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Which agency investigates negligence and misconduct regarding DNA evidence in a criminal case?
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Juvenile courts are considered to be which kind of courts?
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What is the best definition of the Texas Penal Code?
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Which two agencies are responsible for convicts who serve all or part of their sentence in the community rather than in prison?
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Derek was found guilty of possessing six ounces of marijuana.It is his first offense.What is the classification of his crime?
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What is it called when a prisoner re-offends after being released from confinement for a prior offense?
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Which of the following statements regarding county jails in Texas is true?
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When Texas ran out of pentobarbital for lethal injections in 2013,what did it turn to instead?
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Texas counties with populations over which figure are required by law to establish a drug court?
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In Texas,what factors determine the punishment a convicted individual receives?
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Which of these is one of the four stated purposes of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice?
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How has the current focus of legislators on rehabilitation and reentry impacted the criminal justice system in Texas?
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