Culprit: Definition & Concept


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A culprit is also known as a:

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1. Which of the following involves the first appearance of a culprit before the court?

2. Which of the following defines the legal term culprit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the word culprit in historical and modern times. You will be quizzed on legal terms used in reference and relation to the word culprit.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Another term for culprit
  • An example of a culprit
  • The term used to describe the culprit's first appearance in court

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what a culprit is and how the term is used
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the Latin etymology of culprit
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the term culprit

Additional Learning

To learn more about this legal term, review the accompanying lesson called Culprit: Definition & Concept. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Provide the definition of culprit in different contexts
  • Explain the history of the word
  • Discuss how the word culprit is used in the modern day
  • Detail how culprits appear in both criminal and civil cases