Criminal Justice Overview

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21 chapters in Criminal Justice Overview

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Lesson 1 - Restraining Orders: Types, Terms & Violations  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Restraining Order: Cost & Effectiveness  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Restraining Order vs. Protective Order  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Demurrer: Legal Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Special vs. General Demurrer: Example & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Demurrer vs. Motion to Dismiss: Definition & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Demurrer vs. Motion for Summary Judgment  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Motion to Dismiss: Definition, Reasons & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Summary Judgement: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Character Witness: Definition, Questions & Testimony  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - What is a Mental Competency Hearing?  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Certificate of Live Birth vs. Birth Certificate  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Emergency Custody: Reasons & Motions  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Surrogate Judge: Definition & Duties  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - What is Bond Forfeiture? - Definition, Warrant & Hearing  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - What is a Fugitive Warrant? - Definition & Extradition  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Fair & Impartial Jury: Definition & Rights  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Spoliation of Evidence: Definition & Cases  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Treble Damages: Definition & Law  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - What is an Interpleader? - Definition & Statute  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Crossclaim vs. Counterclaim: Definitions & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Indispensable Party: Definition & Procedure  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Impleader: Definition & Petition  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Grandfather Clause in U.S. Law: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - What is the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine?  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What is Alimony? - Definition & Laws  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Alimony & Social Security Benefits  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What is Rehabilitative Alimony?  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Types of Alimony: Temporary, Permanent & Reimbursement  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What is the Difference Between Alimony & Child Support?  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - What is Coverture? - Definition & Laws  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - What is a Prenuptial Agreement? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What is the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act?  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - What is the Bradley Amendment of 1986?  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Convention on the Rights of the Child: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - What is the Fathers' Rights Movement?  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Paternity Fraud: Laws, Cases & Statistics  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Act (1996)  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - What is a Palimony Agreement?  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - What is Bigamy? - Definition, Laws & Cases  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Termination of Parental Rights: Voluntary & Involuntary  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - What is the Mann Act of 1910?  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA): 1906 & 1908  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Rumford Fair Housing Act: History & Amendment  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC): Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Browder v. Gayle: Summary, Verdict & Facts  Take Quiz

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