What Is Due Process in Crime Control? - Definition & Guarantees


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Which amendment to the constitution guarantees our protection against unreasonable searches and seizures?

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1. Which amendment guarantees us a ''speedy and public'' trial?

2. If we are being questioned by the police, and if truthful answers to their questions would prove you committed the crime, you don't have to answer them - you can plead the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Due process is an important aspect of the legal system. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of due process and the criminal justice system. You'll be tested on areas that include the right to a speedy trial, protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the prohibition of excessive bail.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of due process:

  • The protection against self-incrimination
  • The definition of due process
  • The importance of due process

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you understand the meaning of important concepts, such as amendments that relate to due process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding constitutional protections during all stages of criminal proceedings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of due process in crime control

Additional Learning

To learn more about due process in the criminal justice system, review the accompanying lesson, What is Due Process in Crime Control? - Definition and Guarantees. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know Constitutional protections at the investigation and evidence stage
  • Understand protections during arrest and interrogation
  • Learn about protections during trial