Criminal Law in the U.S.: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Joe is suing the car repair shop because his muffler fell off within minutes of having it installed. Prior to payment, he signed a viable document with the repair shop which gave him a 6 month guarantee, but the shop claims they never managed to process the paperwork for the contract. Why would this be a matter of contract law?

Question 2 2. Paul and his friends were arrested on the following charges: wearing a blue shirt with brown pants in the afternoon while walking on the boardwalk and drinking a milkshake. Shocked by the arrest, they cried 'foul play.' Is this arrest fair?

Question 3 3. What is procedural law?

Question 4 4. What do case law, statutory law and local ordinances have in common?

Question 5 5. A person is arrested for a crime and held in jail. The person is not told what the charges are for a period of 79 hours. What legal right has been violated?

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Question 6 6. Public laws affect:

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a legal remedy in a civil case?

Question 8 8. A car salesman sold a car to a young man, claiming it was the safest car he had ever sold. One week later, the brakes of the car failed and the young man suffered a car crash that left him with several broken bones. He sued the car salesmen and was awarded $200,000. Why is this an example of tort law?

Question 9 9. Jimmy is an Asian-American. He wanted to attend a local public college but his application was rejected and he suspects it was because of his ethnic origin. He filed suit against the college. Why is constitutional law applied in such a case?

Question 10 10. How does private law differ from public law?

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Question 11 11. In Johnson v. State, why was Johnson arrested?

Question 12 12. Merv was walking his dog late at night. The police stopped him and demanded to know where he was coming from, why he was outside at such a late hour, and how much money he had on his person. Merv explained that he had no destination in mind, he had no money with him, and he had no reason other than to walk his dog. Can he be arrested?

Question 13 13. The new City Attorney has decided to crack down on crime in Mapleville. He decides that no person who is arrested shall receive a list of charges. The arrested party must wait several weeks in jail before formal charges are filed. Can he legally implement this new process?

Question 14 14. What is substantive law?

Question 15 15. Smith sued Jones for breach of contract. The case is entitled 'Smith v. Jones'. Who is Smith?

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Question 16 16. What does due process mean?

Question 17 17. Which citizens' rights does the 14th Amendment protect?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true regarding criminal and civil causes of action?

Question 19 19. If there was a dispute about grazing a flock of sheep on another person's property, how would have early English tribes resolved the dispute?

Question 20 20. Why are our laws not exactly the same as the laws set down by the original settlers of the 13 Colonies?

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Question 21 21. Why must the people agree with the laws created by government?

Question 22 22. In what way is the Supreme Court similar to early English tribal leaders?

Question 23 23. Why was OJ Simpson acquitted in the criminal case against him, but held liable in the civil case?

Question 24 24. What is the difference between being convicted and being found liable?

Question 25 25. A young man is arrested by his ex-wife's uncle, who is a policeman, and charged with disorderly conduct. Why must a judge carefully review the substance of charges?

Criminal Law in the U.S.: Intro to Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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