Criminal Procedure Rules: Definition, Laws & Examples


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Criminal procedure refers to the administration of:

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1. In a criminal trial, the burden of proof is on which party?

2. If the government violates a suspect's constitutional rights in the course of investigating a crime, the evidence obtained as a result of the violation may be excluded at trial. What is this legal principle called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of criminal procedure rules and what to be aware of if suspected of a crime. Key points to know in order to pass this quiz include criminal procedure governance and your rights regarding investigations, arrests and arraignments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of criminal procedure
  • Burden of proof
  • The use of evidence at trial
  • Miranda law
  • Criminal identification procedures

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the concept of criminal procedure rules to understand how they affect your civil liberties
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define phrases such as search and seizure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a suspect's rights during criminal investigations

Additional Learning

Learn more about criminal procedure rules by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Criminal Procedure Rules: Definition, Laws & Examples. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • How criminal justice administration is governed
  • The processes of being suspected of a crime
  • Negotiating pleas and going to trial
  • Civil liberties
  • Circumstances when evidence may be excluded
  • Lawful and unlawful searches and seizures
  • Legitimate confessions of crime
  • Eyewitness identification