CJUS 400 Quiz Accomplices Inchoate Crimes

CJUS 400 Quiz: Accomplices, Inchoate Crimes, Homicides, and Freedom Limitations

Module 3: Week 3 – Module 4: Week 4.

  1. A person asking another to commit murder is guilty of:
  2. Federal courts and many states use the Model Penal Code substantial step test in determining whether the crime of _____ has been committed.
  3. In the early 1600s, ______ was used extensively by the English Court of the Star Chamber?
  4. Four criminals engage in a drug dealing enterprise, where all four are actively dealing drugs together. When they are arrested the police find a fully automatic Tech-9 weapon. The other three criminals stated they had no idea the fourth criminal had a weapon. All four were charged in Federal Court. One conspirator is liable for the crimes committed by another conspirator; this is called the _______ rule.
  5. In most situations, a person who has formulated the intent to commit a crime, but has taken no actions in furtherance of the crime has:
  6. The crime of solicitation is committed when:
  7. All participants in a conspiracy or common plan to commit a crime are guilty of any act of another participant as long as that act is deemed a/an _____ of the intended crime.
  8. A conspiracy to commit an unlawful act is known as a:
  9. Chad Roso gets into an argument with his girlfriend Megan Kole and threatens to kill her. He tells her he is going into his bedroom to get his gun and then she “is down!” Megan calls the police, who arrive within two minutes and bust down the door just in time to see Chad pointing his gun at Megan screaming, “I’m going to kill you!” The police utilize their Taser and shock Chad before he is able to kill Megan. Chad could be charged with attempted murder because this crime could be determined as:
  10. Chad spent a couple years in prison for his previous charges. Once he was released he was still determined to harm his ex-girlfriend. Chad stalks his ex-girlfriend Megan and ends up killing her and burying her dead body in the Nevada desert. Brian helps Chad hide out in his basement while the police are searching for him. Brian could be charged with:
  11. Fred was arrested for grand theft auto. The jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to twenty years in prison and his car was seized. This was his first conviction of a felony, though he had several misdemeanor offenses on his record. Fred’s sentence would likely be overturned on appeal unless the factual findings made for the purpose of enhancing a sentence were made by a:
  12. Blakely v. Washington, 124 S. Ct. 2531 (2004), applied the reasoning of Apprendi to:
  13. The US Supreme Court has held that reasonable corporal punishment in public schools:
  14. In Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002), the Court held that the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the Eighth Amendment prohibited imposition of the death penalty on defendants with:
  15. The United States Supreme Court has stated that life imprisonment without parole for juvenile offenders:
  16. ______ is the payment of money as part of a defendant’s sentence.
  17. ______ is NOT characteristic of career-criminal programs.
  18. The Eighth Amendment prohibits the imposition of ______ fines.
  19. ______ is inflicting deadly injury as a punishment for criminal offenses.
  20. The ______ case established the steps for a proportionality review of a non-capital sentence.
  21. When a city or state restricts conduct in public places:
  22. Statements or actions that unequivocally convey the message that violent actions will be taken is:
  23. The offense of urging another to commit an unlawful act is:
  24. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783, the US Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment was a:
  25. Mike is the local political agitator and has been on his soap box to denounce the local mayor of the city where he lives. He claims the mayor has stolen from the city treasury and calls on all citizens to march on city hall. During his speech, Mike burns in effigy a likeness of the mayor. Mike was arrested by city police and charged with inciting a riot and slander, as well as making threats against a public official. The mayor makes a statement to the press that he is innocent of Mike’s charges and was defamed by his speech. The mayor stands little chance of winning in court, however, because the mayor:
  26. Insulting or abusive language addressed to a person face-to-face is:
  27. The crime of unlawful assembly:
  28. When directed to a police officer, ______ is protected by the First Amendment?
  29. Fawn purchases a gun for protection, even though a local ordinance forbids the possession of firearms within city limits. While in her home, the police arrive on an unrelated matter and notice the hand gun on Fawn’s coffee table. The police subsequently arrest Fawn for violation of the city’s gun control laws. Fawn admits to taking the gun with her to do her shopping, in violation of the city’s ban on guns. The city:
  30. Janie is in love with Brad Pitt and sends fan letters to him constantly. Over time, the letters become more sinister and demanding, eventually containing threats and defaced pictures of Pitt. Frustrated with a lack of response, Janie begins to take time out of school to walk the sidewalk outside Pitt’s home, and to follow him around the city. She finally corners Pitt alone and threatens to kill herself if he does not obtain an immediate divorce from Angelina Jolie and marry her. Pitt immediately goes to court. ______ is not a reason to find Janie guilty of stalking.
  31. When the body of the deceased is available, but doctors are unable to testify specifically that the cause of death was due to an unlawful act:
  32. A death at the hands of one who intended to do only serious bodily harm:
  33. Undercommon law, a victim must die within______ after the time of the wrongful act in order to convict the defendant of homicide.
  34. Reginald was passed over for promotion at the law firm where he worked, losing out to Tammy who had worked at the firm longer. Reginald then had a sinister idea. “If Tammy dies, then I would be promoted,”he thought. So he schemed to kill Tammy by running her over in the parking garage. Instead, when his plot unfolded, he hit an innocent bystander. The police arrested Reginald for murder. If it can be shown that Reginald at the last moment changed his mind about killing Tammy and swerved his car away but inadvertently struck the bystander, the most appropriatecharge would be:
  35. The Latin term meaning the body or substance of the crime (proof that a crime has been committed) is:
  36. A person who kills another during the course of committing a felony, even if the killing is accidental, is guilty of:
  37. A killer whose gunshot misses the intended victim but kills a bystander can be convicted of the intentional murder of the bystander by use of the doctrine of:
  38. ______ manslaughter is becoming enraged to the point where one has lost self-control and kills another.
  39. If it appears the victim may have provoked the killing, the defendant will likely be charged with:
  40. Sam has a heated argument over an affair he claims his wife is having with his best friend. The argument escalates and Sam is overheard by the neighbors saying he wished his wife were dead. After repeatedly trying to get from Sam what happened to his wife, the best friend calls the police after two days, not seeing Sam’s wife during that time. If the body of Sam’s wife is never found, then Sam:
  41. Billy and Stanley agree they will commit a bank robbery. They buy some guns, masks and bags. They later have Billy’s girlfriend Brenda drive them to the bank. Not until they are on their way do they tell Brenda what they are doing and give her instructions to drive by the bank; drop them off down the road, and wait in the car for them, in the alley. Brenda agrees to help. But, after Billy and Stanley get out, Brenda drives off to the alley where she is supposed to wait, but instead gets cold feet and goes home. However, an alert police officer watched them drive by the bank with Brenda at the wheel. He watched Billy and Stanley walk to the bank. The officer then saw what he thought was a gun in Stanley’s waist. The officer decided to “stop” Billy and Stanley, and yelled at them, as Stanley was grabbing the door to go into the bank. Billy and Stanley immediately run away. Billy was caught by the officer, 3 blocks away. Stanley ran to his girlfriend’s, Susan, house. He told her what happened, left his gun and other bank robbery items, and drove 500 miles away, to his mom’s.
  42. Define the following Common law murder terms: Intent to Kill, Deadly Weapons Doctrine, Transferred Intent, Intent to do Serious Bodily Harm, and Felony Murder. Discuss Stella’s and Tina’s possible criminal liability or not, in light of “all” those homicide crimes at common law.
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