Case Study: Laci Peterson & the Unborn Victims of Violence Act

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One thing that the detectives who were investigating the murder of Laci Peterson found puzzling when questioning Scott Peterson was _____:

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test how much you know about the case study associated with the murder of Laci Peterson. You'll be required to answer questions on topics like one thing detectives were confused about after questioning Scott Peterson and the term for evidence that indirectly points to a suspect being the perpetrator of a crime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these topics for the quiz:

  • Reason for the break in the Laci Peterson case that led to Scott Peterson's arrest and eventual conviction
  • Major importance of the Unborn Victim of Violence Act
  • Length of the trial in the Laci Peterson case

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Laci Peterson murder case, including the reason detectives were puzzled after questioning Scott Peterson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a type of evidence that points indirectly to a suspect being the perpetrator of a crime and a distinction of the Unborn Victim of Violence Act
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the length of the trial in the Laci Peterson case

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the murder trial, you can review the lesson named Case Study: Laci Peterson & the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. These topics will be explored:

  • Explanation of the case between December 2002 and April 2003
  • Arrest and arraignment of Scott Peterson
  • Changes to the jury and defense during the trial
  • Potential motives for the murder
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