JURI 575 Quiz 1 Introduction

JURI 575 Quiz Introduction to Criminal Justice Process

  1. What percentage of cases end up going to trial?
  2. Which of the following actors in the criminal justice system possesses ultimate authority over the decision to charge a defendant with a particular crime?
  3. Which group in the criminal justice system is the largest, has the most diverse range of functions, and has the most complex organizational structure?
  4. Which of the following actors in the criminal justice process screens the prosecutor’s charging decision?
  5. Each of the following typically happens at the defendant’s first appearance before the magistrate except:
  6. After a formal arrest has been made, the arrestee usually goes through which of the following:
  7. Which of the following are reasons why a prosecutor may choose not to charge a defendant with a crime?
  8. Which type of judge is typically responsible for issuing arrest and search warrants?
  9. Which of the following actors in the criminal justice system is typically responsible for making initial bail determinations?
  10. Which of the following actors in the criminal justice system may grant relief to a state defendant post-conviction?
  11. True or False: State-funded (court-appointed) counsel represent a vast majority of felony defendants in criminal prosecutions.
  12. True or False: Prosecutors have direct regulatory authority over police agencies operating within their county.
  13. True or False: Instead of conducting a full custody arrest, police officers will frequently issue a “summons” or “appearance ticket” for suspects charged with felonies.
  14. True or False: A suspect can be arrested before the suspect has been formally charged with a crime.
  15. True or False: An appeal is the last and final step that a defendant can use to challenge his conviction.
  16. True or False: A magistrate must review all warrantless arrests and make a separate determination that the officer had probable cause.
  17. True or False: Once charged with a crime, a defendant must be brought before the magistrate within 24 or 48 hours.
  18. True or False: Magistrate Courts have jurisdiction to try both misdemeanor and felony cases.
  19. True or False: State supreme courts are commonly described as “our most important source” of criminal procedure law.
  20. True or False: Most criminal prosecutions take place at the state level.
  21. List the special features that differentiate a criminal trial from a civil trial.
  22. In 100-150 words, describe the difference between “reactive investigations” and “proactive investigations.”


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