5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Mass Incarceration
- Eighth Amendment
- Terry v. Ohio
- a the constitutional amendment that forbids cruel and unusual punishment, although it does not define this phrase. Through the fourteenth amendment, this bill of rights provision applies to the states.
- b a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
- c Landmark ruling that a police officer can detain without arrest, and frisk for officer safety when there is reasonable suspicion that a crime is about to be committed. Court rules that detention is a seizure, and frisk is a search, but is allowable since they are temporary and limited in scope, respectively.
- d extremely high rates of imprisonment, particularly of African American males
- e the situation of having been charged with a crime
5 Multiple choice questions
- a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
- A licensed trial lawyer hired or appointed to conduct the legal defense of a person accused of a crime and to represent him or her before a court of law.
- protects you from unreasonable search and seizure of your home and property
- An attorney employed by the government to represent criminal defenders who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.
- An exception to the exclusionary rule. Law enforcement officers who conduct a search or who seize evidence on the basis of good faith that is, when they believe they are operating according to the dictates of the law and who later discover that a mistake was made perhaps in the format of the application for a search warrant may still use the seized evidence in the court.
5 True/False questions
Tennessee v. Garner → Deadly force is limited to protection of yourself or another.
Factual Guilt → when the prosecutor presents evidence to convince the judge the jury that the defendant is guilty as charged
Misdemeanors → are lesser criminal acts which are generally punished less severely than felonies
Grand Jury → (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
Presumption of Innocence → innocent until proven guilty