Law and Society Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 7 :

Criminal Courts

Quiz 7 :

Criminal Courts

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Identify which of the following is NOT a primary explanation on whether a prosecutor will pursue a case.
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This informal and interdependent organization of lawyers and judges works together to evaluate and dispose of cases.
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Which of the following is NOT true about prosecutors?
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D

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During this stage of the Adversarial process the prosecutor decides whether to pursue the case.
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Which of the following refers to the defendant pleading guilty to a less serious charge for a lesser prison sentence?
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Identify which of the following has mandatory prosecution.
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Jimmy is accused of robbing a victim. The prosecution is offering Jimmy probation instead of prison time if he agrees to plead guilty. The prosecution wants Jimmy to engage in ______.
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This model is based on the premise that the repression of crime is one of the most important functions of government.
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Identify which of the following is the least studied institution in the criminal justice system.
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Individuals may NOT be represented by a lawyer in ______.
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Jimmy is accused of kidnapping, beating, and robbing a victim. The prosecution is offering to charge Jimmy just with robbery, and to drop the other charges. The prosecution wants Jimmy to engage in ______.
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Which of the following features of the grand jury refers to the fact that prosecutors who do not secure an indictment can get another jury to hear case?
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Which of the following refers to a defendant who pleads guilty to some of the charges and others are in return dropped?
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Which of the following is NOT true about assistant prosecutors?
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Identify which of the following refers to the defendant pleading guilty in return for a lenient sentence.
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During this stage of the Adversarial process the suspect is formally given a notice of plea and enters a plea.
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Jimmy is accused of kidnapping and robbing a victim. The prosecution is offering to charge Jimmy just with robbery, a charge that carries a lesser prison sentence, if he pleads guilty. The prosecution wants Jimmy to engage in ______.
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In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that even when a lawyer commits a serious error at trial the verdict will not be reversed unless "there is reasonable probability that but for the counsel's unprofessional errors, the results of the proceeding would have been different."
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In which of the following cases was there serious concern over the abuse of prosecutorial discretion?
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When judges appoint private lawyers to represent indigent defendants it is an example of ______.
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