Substantive Criminal Law: Definition & Development


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Hammurabi's eye for an eye justice system was based on:

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1. The difference between substantive criminal law and procedural criminal law is:

2. Today, what must be present for the court to recognize that a crime has been committed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many terms in the criminal law, many which were derived from other languages. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of some of these words. The quiz questions will ask you about various terms related to substantive criminal law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Another term for law
  • Best description for a misdemeanor crime
  • The origin of the word 'cermere'

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about substantive criminal law
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the term 'law' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding misdemeanor crimes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cermere's language of origin

Additional Learning

Learn more about criminal law by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Substantive Criminal Law: Definition & Development. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the origin of American criminal law
  • Differentiate between felonies and misdemeanors
  • Identify the American document that limits the powers of judges