Which of the following types of law is based on the assumption that acts injure not just individuals, but society as a whole?
Which of the following refers to a traditional body of unwritten legal precedents created from everyday social customs, rules, and practices?
Which type of law refers to the body of regulations that the government creates to control the activities of industry, business, and individuals?
Our legal system generally recognizes all of the following broad categories of defenses except
Which of the following terms refers to gathering, transmitting, or losing information related to the national defense in such a manner that the information becomes available to enemies of the United States?
In the Andrea Yates murder trial, the jury had to decide whether she knew that murdering her children was wrong in order to consider
her insanity defense
To avoid claims of entrapment, police officers must not
engage in an activity that would improperly induce a person to commit a crime.
A woman is accused of murdering her brother. She claims that she stabbed her brother to release the evil spirits within his body. The excuse defense that would most likely be used at her trial is
Which type of law is enacted by a government body or agency having the power to make law?
Which type of law covers practices in the areas of customs, immigration, and product safety?
The principle of recognizing previous decisions as precedents to guide future deliberations is called
________ are generally more serious than ________, but less serious than ________.
Misdemeanors; offenses; felonies
Which crime best describes an attempt to overthrow the government of the society of which one is a member?
Which type of a defense is used when a defense attorney claims that the defendant's actions were necessary to ensure his or her safety?
When the defendant is incapable of understanding the nature of charges and proceedings, he will be declared
incompetent to stand trial.
Which Supreme Court case states that prisoners who become insane while incarcerated cannot be executed?
Ford v. Wainwright
The Constitution prohibits the enactment of ________ laws, which make acts committed before the laws in question were passed punishable as crimes.
ex post facto
The body of rules and regulations that define and specify the nature of punishments for offenses of a public nature for wrongs committed against the state or society is called
The legal principle that ensures that previous judicial decisions are authoritatively considered and incorporated into future cases is called
A criminal offense that is punishable by death or by incarceration in a prison facility for at least one year is called a(n)
Bob runs a stop sign. He didn't see the sign and he had no intention of breaking the law. He is guilty of
a strict liability offense