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CRJ 130 Chapter 1 Questions
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A crime that is punishable by 1 year and a day in prison is an example of a ______.
Which of the following crimes would be considered mala in se?
Which of the following best describes the purpose of criminal law?
to maintain social order and stability
A ______ is an act deemed by law to be a criminal offense and is punishable with a penalty.
When may laws infringe upon citizens' fundamental civil and political rights?
only in compelling circumstances
The federal criminal code compiles the criminal laws adopted by the states.
Mala prohibita crimes are considered inherently evil because they offend the moral conscious of society.
In 1969 the United States Supreme Court ruled that suspects must be read their Miranda rights before undergoing custodial interrogation. This requirement is an example of ______.
procedural criminal law
All states must follow the approach to criminal law set forth in the Model Penal Code.
The American legal system was founded upon ______.
English common law
Which of the following federal statutes provides that federal law is superior to a state law within those areas that are the preserve of the national government?
the supremacy clause
Police powers enable states to legislate for the public health, safety, and welfare of the state.
Which document states that federal laws may not encroach upon state powers?
the U.S. Constitution
Which of the following set of rules was used to attempt to unify differing state codes?
model penal code
Federal laws may not encroach upon state power.
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