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Texas Government Final Exam III (Criminal Justice and Poverty in Texas)
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Criminal justice may include a trial where prosecutors must convince a jury (or judge) __1.__ the defendant committed the crime. If convicted, the sentence may include __2.__.
In order to win a civil trial, the burden of proof is __3.__. If the plaintiff wins, then __4.__ must be supplied by the defendant.
1. beyond a reasonable doubt
2. a fine, imprisonment, or both
3. preponderance of the evidence
4. relief or remedy, usually in the form of a cash payment
Appeals for Texas death penalty convictions are heard by the _____, which is an example of _____ jurisdiction.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals; exclusive
An example of a misdemeanor is ________. Mark all that apply.
theft of property worth $15
An example of punishment for a felony is _____. Mark all that apply.
the death penalty
two years in prison
The United States Supreme Court ruled that a person must be made aware of their rights prior to being questioned in the case _____.
Miranda v. Arizona
After arraignment, there must be a(n) __________ for the case to proceed.
indictment if the charge is a felony
The most common method for resolving criminal cases in Texas is a ___________.
Texas uses a(n) _____ system, which means that both sides during a trial (e.g. State of Texas v. Defendant) will attempt to convince the jury why their side is correct.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice 2017 Statistical Report, what is the percentage of Prison On Hand for the following offenses (as of August 31, 2017)?
Violent crimes 60.2
Property crimes 11.3
Drug crimes 14.2
Since 1982, the number of Texas death row executions ranges from a high of _____ to a low of ____ in a specific year.
_____ may be defined as the condition under which individuals or families do not have the resources to meet their basic needs.
Match the following populations with the correct percentage living within federal poverty guidelines.
Texas Hispanics over 33
Texas African-Americans 20
Texas children 20.9
Which of the following accurately describes poverty levels in the state of Texas?
Texas' highest rates of poverty are found in southern counties.
As measured by the GINI Index, income inequality in Texas in 2017 is _____. Mark all that apply.
0.480, according to the Gini Index scale
less than the U.S
Although Texas high school graduation rates are some of the best in the U.S., students who are _____ are 29 times more likely to dropout.
The school to prison pipeline is illustrated as a model progressing from a combination of institutional [1a.] and personal [1b.] factors which leads to [2.], [3.], and finally [4.].
2. exclusionary discipline
3. negative outcomes
Texas has the biggest share of its population uninsured of any state in the union and has more people without health coverage than any other state. What percentage of the Texas population is uninsured?
Income measured programs that provide aid to individuals and families with low incomes, are _____. Mark all that apply.
In Fiscal Year 2015, the total of Texas Health Care Expenditures _____ . Mark all that apply.
included funds for the Texas A&M University System
included more federal than state funds
Local communities in Texas address poverty by offering _____. Mark all that apply.
resources from religious institutions
free health clinics
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