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Criminal Homicide & Murder Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did the California Supreme Court in People v. Berry say that the charge of manslaughter should have been offered to the jury even though there was a 20 hours cooling off period before Berry killed Pessah?

Question 2 2. In the case of People v. Berry, what facts below would make the defendant guilty of first-degree murder and not manslaughter?

Question 3 3. The main difference between less and more severe criminal homicide charges is the:

Question 4 4. Which is a true statement regarding the defense of justification?

Question 5 5. If an adult with a normal IQ killed someone, not in self-defense, but was hallucinating at the time because someone slipped some drugs in his drink, his legal defense would be _____ because _____.

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Question 6 6. When one person kills another, it is, at the very least, a:

Question 7 7. How was the floating lung test applied in the Purvi Patel case?

Question 8 8. Some feticide laws make a fetus a person when it's _____ which means it is developed enough to survive outside the mother's womb.

Question 9 9. The doctrine of _____ means that the power of the federal government trumps the states, but only in limited areas.

Question 10 10. Malice aforethought is ALSO used to convict someone of first degree murder when they miss their victim. This is because the definition includes:

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Question 11 11. Malice aforethought is the same as which four levels of intent:

Question 12 12. Mens rea is:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the felony murder doctrine?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a policy goal behind the felony murder rule?

Question 15 15. Using the felony murder doctrine, which offender can be charged with felony murder?

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Question 16 16. Evidence that indirectly points to a suspect as being the perpetrator of a crime is called _____:

Question 17 17. A break in the Laci Peterson murder case that led to the arrest and conviction of Scott Peterson occurred when _____:

Question 18 18. The trial in the Laci Peterson case lasted _____:

Question 19 19. If someone shot another in self-defense, what would be a defense for that person if they were charged with a crime?

Question 20 20. A statute for a criminal homicide contains _____, which are the necessary facts and conditions the prosecutor needs to prove to convict someone of a crime.

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Question 21 21. Out of all the elements for a criminal homicide, which one determines the level of the seriousness of the crime?

Question 22 22. Which one below is true in regards to the rate of wrongful convictions?

Question 23 23. Which of the following below is true?

Question 24 24. Which of the following below is the best definition of circumstantial evidence?

Question 25 25. The _____ Amendment bars cruel and unusual punishment, while the _____ Amendment prevents citizens from having life, liberty, or property taken away without due process. 

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Question 26 26. The SCOTUS case Enmund v. Florida centered on issues about _____. 

Question 27 27. Justice Brennan's concurring opinion in Enmund v. Florida is significant because it _____. 

Question 28 28. What if Ronny wanted to kill Cam. He bought a gun and waited in Ronny's closet to shoot him. During the wait, he decides that he really didn't want to kill, but now he was stuck in the closet. He goes to sleep, and then when Cam opens the closet door, it causes Ronny to drop the gun, and it fires and kills Cam. Which of the following is true?

Question 29 29. Which is the best description of the elements of a crime?

Question 30 30. If premeditation is an element of a crime, which statement is NOT true?

Criminal Homicide & Murder Chapter Exam Instructions

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