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Governing States and Localities

Political Science

Quiz 14 :

Crime and Punishment

Quiz 14 :

Crime and Punishment

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The American jury system is inherited from the ______ legal system.
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C

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Efforts by states to combat increasing drug use in the 1980s resulted in ______.
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A

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"Truth-in-sentencing" laws ______.
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B

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After two years of increasing crime, New York City's transit police Chief Bill Bratton and his force saw which of the following results?
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______ is a theory advanced by criminologists that harsh penalties will prevent people from committing crimes.
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The introduction of crack cocaine into society led to ______.
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James Q. Wilson and George Kelling developed the ______ policing model in the early 1980s.
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______is the defining act of citizenship.
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During the 1960s and 1970s, racial tensions and crime rates ______.
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"Three strikes" laws required a minimum of ______ for individuals convicted of three felonies.
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Broken-windows policing stresses the importance of which of the following?
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From which of the following countries did the American criminal justice system evolve?
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A ______ determines whether there is sufficient evidence for the state to prosecute someone for a crime.
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______ refers to a punishment that permits people to remain in the community under supervision instead of going to prison.
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The war on drugs ______.
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Bill Bratton, as chief of New York City's transit police, did the following:
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The early 1980s saw the introduction of which of the following illegal drugs?
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______ law is composed of judges' legal opinions that reflect community practices and evolve over time.
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A pattern of repeating criminal activity is known as ______.
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The professional model of policing emphasizes ______.
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