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Judicial process quiz 5
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The office of the prosecutor is in which branch of the government
Case 6.2 prosecutors enjoy which kind of immunity from civil liability
The turnover rate among assistant district attorneys is relatively low
In law on the books, trials are very successful in gaining convictions
The role of the prosecutor involves two major characteristics: decentralization and what else?
Which of the following decisions is the exclusive domain of the prosecutor
The ___ is the third highest ranking official in the Justice Department
Which of the following is billed as the worlds largest law firm
US Department of Justice
Some states still permit private criminal prosecutions
The ___ is the most important member of the work group
In which case did the Supreme Court rule that prosecutors enjoy only qualified immunity from civil lawsuits for actions taken during criminal investigations and statements made during news conferences
Buckley v. Fitzsimmons
All of the following are states where chief prosecutors are appointed or are members of the state attorney generals office except:
How many offices are involved in prosecution in state courts
Which of the following is the exclusive domain of the prosecutor
US attorneys serve
at the discretion of the president
A state attorney general typically exercises great authority over local criminal proceedings
Appellate courts cannot place restrictions on the exercise of prosecutorial power during the trial itself
Which framework maintains that sentencing decisions are made by standard of blameworthiness, protection of the community and the practical constraints and consequences of the sentencing decisions
Focal conerns theory
The office of the solicitor general is in essence a small, elite, very influential law firm whose client is the us government
Roughly ___ percent of all state prosecutors fall into the category of being junior enough to exhibit young prosecutors syndrome
Programs aimed at improving police prosecutor relationships and community prosecution are two contemporary examples of the expanding domain of the prosecutor
The role of the prosecutor involves little discretion
Case 6.1 how many us attorneys are stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
Researchers find that attempts by supervisors to control the work of the assistant district attorneys tend to
Erode the morale of the office
In what case was it determined that a district attorney's office may not be held liable under Section 1983 for failure to train prosecutors based on a single Brady violation?
Connick v. Thompson (2011)
The three major agencies involved in prosecution in state courts are the state attorney general, the chief prosecutor, and the local prosecutor.
U.S. attorneys and their assistants prosecute the vast majority of criminal cases in federal courts.
Local prosecutors are also called city attorneys
Of the following, who is the only official who works closely with police officers
Which of the following is the primary reason for high turnover among assistant district attorneys
The us attorney general was the prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing base
Prosecution in the United States is highly centralized.
Which of the following is among the ethical issues faced by prosecutors
all of the answers are among the ethical issues faced by prosecutors
The great majority of the nations prosecutors offices are large ones
Compared to their counterparts in England and in other European countries, American prosecutors enjoy unmatched independence and discretionary powers
All federal agencies must receive permission from who to appeal an adverse lower court decision to the U.S. Supreme Court?
U.S. Solicitor General
Law schools provide an overview of the law on the books, but give their students very little exposure to the law in action.
Small prosecutors' offices generally employ what type of prosecution?
What is the title given to the states chief legal officer
An officer of the court has a duty to see that justice is done.
How many statutory responsibilities do us attorneys have
There are more than ___ federal, state, county, municipal, and township prosecution agencies
Prosecutors consider both legal and extra-legal focal concerns when making a charging decision. Which of the following is an extra-legal focal concern?
socioeconomic status of the victim
Prosecutors enjoy absolute immunity from civil lawsuits when acting as courtroom advocates.
Decentralization and local autonomy characterize prosecution in state courts
Complete freedom from civil liability is known as:
What is the title of the head of the Department of Justice
US Attorney General
Prosecutors spend most of their time working with members of what group?
courtroom work group
Large prosecutors' offices generally employ what type of prosecution?
Who is the prosecutor's client?
Which of the following is NOT a name given to the prosecutor
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