Types of Defense Against a Criminal Charge


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The defense of mistake is also sometimes known as _____.

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1. In which of the following situations would defense of duress be the most appropriate?

2. Why might a self-defense claim be made?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of the different forms of defense to a criminal charge with these interactive study resources. You will be quizzed on specific types of defenses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The defense of duress
  • Self-defense
  • Crimes involving young children
  • The defense of mistake
  • Prerequisites for the defense of insanity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when specific defenses may be used
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as self-defense
  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned to discuss the various forms of defenses to a criminal charge in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different defenses that can be used, review the lesson called Types of Defenses Against a Criminal Charge. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand what a criminal trial is
  • Explore the different forms of defense
  • Analyze the types of cases each of the defenses would be used