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Basic Law in Criminal Justice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is FALSE regarding mens rea?

Question 2 2. Which is the BEST definition of a statutory element?

Question 3 3. Which is TRUE regarding actus reus?

Question 4 4. If Tabitha's victim threw her arm up to defend herself and the broom bounced back and hit Tabitha in the eye, has the victim committed a crime?

Question 5 5. Mens rea is the intent behind a crime while actus reus is what?

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Question 6 6. What do some states follow to determine if mens rea exists?

Question 7 7. Which is TRUE regarding the purpose of attendant circumstances?

Question 8 8. Which is NOT true regarding an element of a crime?

Question 9 9. What is true regarding the difference between a specific element and general element?

Question 10 10. One possible disadvantage of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine is:

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Question 11 11. A law from which the Fairness Doctrine evolved and that also established the Federal Radio Commission was called the:

Question 12 12. One of the requirements of the Fairness Doctrine is that:

Question 13 13. Why is the court process so important within the American criminal justice system?

Question 14 14. What is an arraignment?

Question 15 15. Within what time frame must the arraignment occur?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a voluntary act?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an example of an act of omission qualifying as actus reus for a crime?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an example of concurrence for the external elements of a crime?

Question 19 19. How is an affray different from a riot?

Question 20 20. What is required in some states for affray to occur?

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Question 21 21. What is another term for affray?

Question 22 22. The judging of a party who may be found in violation of a government agency rule or law by an administrative law judge is called _____.

Question 23 23. Two parts of the process that must be followed in agency rule-making according to the APA are:

Question 24 24. What is the main goal of administrative law?

Question 25 25. Raging Ronald is mad at his brother, Annoying Andrew, and he is throwing bricks at him. Annoying Andrew is quick and dodges the bricks easily. Dopey Dad comes out of the house and yells at Raging Ronald who throws a brick at Dopey Dad who swats the bricks away, and the brick kills Annoying Andrew. Which answer BEST describes the problem the prosecutor will have charging Raging Ronald for murder?

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Question 26 26. Did Tabitha act with express malice or implied malice?

Question 27 27. Which is the BEST description of an attendant circumstance?

Question 28 28. One possible advantage of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine is:

Question 29 29. The criminal justice system is made up of three components. What are they?

Question 30 30. Which of the following IS a valid defense to the voluntary element of actus reus?

Basic Law in Criminal Justice Chapter Exam Instructions

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