What is Contempt of Court? - Definition & Punishment


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All of the following behaviors are considered contempt of court except:

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1. Contempt of court can be best categorized as which of the following:

2. Which of the following groups of individuals determine the punishment for contempt of court?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Contempt of court is any wrongdoing that interferes with court proceedings. Use this quiz/worksheet combination to assess your knowledge on this legal concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Behaviors that are considered contempt of court
  • Punishments for contempt of court
  • How contempt of court is categorized
  • Different types of contempt of court
  • Rules and procedures on contempt of court

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced through completing these assessments:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding procedures about contempt of court
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of contempt of court
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information about behaviors considered contempt of court and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about contempt of court, review the accompanying lesson. Objectives covered include:

  • Define contempt of court
  • Understand types of contempt: civil and criminal
  • Know the punishments for contempt of court
  • Understand the procedures involving contempt of court